NLRB Nominee: Jennifer Abruzzo



NLRB Nominee: Jennifer Abruzzo
Nominated to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board
Nomination announced: February 17, 2021

On the day of his inauguration, President Biden announced the removal of the Senate-confirmed general counsel of the NLRB, Peter Robb. Within weeks Biden nominated Jennifer Abruzzo to fill the post.  Robb was nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the Senate on November 8, 2017 for a four-year term as general counsel. The removal of Robb prior to the completion of his term was precedent-breaking and raised concerns for many.

Jennifer Abruzzo came to the NLRB after serving as the Special Counsel for Strategic Initiatives for the Communications Workers of America (CWA). For over twenty years prior, Abruzzo was an attorney at the NLRB.

Nomination Status: Jennifer Abruzzo was confirmed to be the NLRB general counsel on July 21, 2021, by a vote of 51-50.  

Additional Resources

Washington Examiner: Congress should be wary of labor agency’s plea for more cash, by Sen. Mike Braun & F. Vincent Vernuccio

The Hill: Electronic voting means more attacks on worker privacy, by F. Vincent Vernuccio

Washington Times: Voters agree: There’s nothing wrong with employer meetings on unionization F. Vincent Vernuccio

Washington Examiner: Worker freedom and choice are still under attack by F. Vincent Vernuccio & Charlyce Bozzello

The Hill: The NLRB is gutting free speech to protect unions, by Tom Hebert



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