Mr. Biden: Fire Peter Robb

A plea for change at the NLRB

Photo by U.S. Department of Labor

A history of anti-worker action

As you likely know, Mr. President-elect, Mr. Robb first came to national attention in the 1980s as a key player in arguably the most egregious example ever of Executive Branch union-busting. He represented the Reagan administration in breaking the Pro­fes­sion­al Air Traf­fic Con­trollers Orga­ni­za­tion (PAT­CO) strike and firing thousands of air traffic controllers.

Firing Peter Robb has proven useful in the past

In California’s coastal Santa Cruz County, nestled in the Pajaro Valley between strawberry fields and a small airport, sits Watsonville Community Hospital (WCH). It’s a small hospital, around 100 beds, serving the agricultural community of Watsonville.

Hospital workers picket at Watsonville Community Hospital in 2004
Hospital workers picket at Watsonville Community Hospital in 2004
Photo by Andrew Reid

C’mon, man

Simply put, Mr. President-elect, a person with Peter Robb’s anti-worker history has no business holding a leadership position at an agency that describes itself as “vested with the power to safeguard employees’ rights to organize.”

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