Biden Nominates Jennifer Abruzzo to Serve as NLRB General Counsel

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President Joseph Biden, courtesy of the White House site

Reprinted from The Hill by Morgan Chalfant on February 17, 2021.

President Biden on Wednesday announced plans to nominate Jennifer Abruzzo, a lawyer for Communication Workers of America, to serve as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Abruzzo previously served as deputy general counsel and acting general counsel at the NLRB and is currently the special counsel to the Communication Workers of America, the country’s largest communications and media labor union.

If confirmed, Abruzzo will replace Trump-era NLRB general counsel Peter Robb, whom Biden forced out after he refused to resign when the new president took office last month. Biden’s decision to remove Robb was unexpected and generated Republican backlash.  …

The Hill 2/17

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