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May 29, 2020

AFL-CIO Sues OSHA For Virus Standard, Claiming ‘Abdication’ Of Duty

May 19, 2020 at 1:42 PM
The AFL-CIO is seeking a court order for OSHA to swiftly craft an emergency temporary standard (ETS) for protecting workers from COVID-19 infections, arguing that the agency’s decision to rely on non-binding guidance and existing rules rather than crafting a new coronavirus policy is an “abdication of statutory responsibility.” In an emergency petition filed May 18 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the union asks the court to quickly invoke the extraordinary remedy of...

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