Bloomberg Law
June 19, 2020, 7:48 PM

AFL-CIO Asks Full D.C. Circuit to Review Virus-Standard Ruling

Louis C. LaBrecque
Louis C. LaBrecque

The AFL-CIO has requested that the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit review a three-judge panel’s decision to reject the labor federation’s call for OSHA to issue an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from the novel coronavirus—a petition Bloomberg Law previewed earlier this week.

The panel’s ruling, issued June 11, “misstates OSHA’s express rationale as to why” an emergency Covid-19 standard wasn’t needed, the AFL-CIO said in its petition for en banc review, filed late Thursday night.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in declining the federation’s call for a temporary standard, relied ...

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