Biden to tap new labor board top cop, rescind Trump apprenticeship program

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President Joe Biden has tapped Jennifer Abruzzo, an attorney with the Communications Workers of America, to become the federal labor board’s top cop, according to an advance copy of the announcement obtained by POLITICO.

Abruzzo, a former deputy general counsel at the National Labor Relations Board, will replace Trump-appointed General Counsel Peter Robb, who was ousted by Biden last month in a rare exercise of executive power over the labor board.

“Abruzzo will bring her more than two decades of experience and knowledge at the NLRB to help rebuild America’s middle class,” The White House said in a statement. “Abruzzo will be an important member in supporting the NLRB’s work to build a stronger, more resilient, and more inclusive economy that delivers every American a fair return for their work and an equal chance to get ahead.”