Union Case for OSHA Emergency Virus Standard Moves Forward

June 2, 2020, 9:45 PM

A petition brought by the AFL-CIO over OSHA’s decision not to issue an emergency temporary standard during the Covid-19 crisis is moving forward in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as the federation of labor unions defends its standing in the case.

In a court filing Tuesday, the AFL-CIO said that it’s allowed to bring a claim because at least 660 of its members have died of Covid-19.

The AFL-CIO filed an emergency petition May 18 asking the court to compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an emergency temporary standard to protect ...

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