Senate Confirms New NLRB Counsel, Manufacturers Approve

The U.S. Senate, by a vote of 49-47 and along party lines, confirmed Peter Robb to be the next General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). He replaces Richard Griffin and comes to D.C. from the firm Downs Rachlin Martin in Vermont. He joined the firm in 1995 from the Washington office of Proskauer Rose, where he was a labor attorney for a decade.

Robb’s confirmation is considered critical in rolling back some of the previous administration’s decisions, including rulings on social media policies and union elections. It is likely that he will be sworn in and get to work soon. 11/13/2017