In re: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Petitioner

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Case Details

  • Case Status: Decided
  • Docket Number: 20-1158
  • Category: COVID-19


The AFL-CIO and others formally petitioned the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an emergency rule requiring employers to protect workers from COVID-19.

May 29, 2020

The Restaurant Law Center, U.S Chamber of Commerce, and others file brief as amici curiae.

June 11, 2020

A three-judge panel denied the ALF-CIO’s petition for a writ of mandamus making the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issue an “emergency temporary standard” covering the virus, citing the “considerable deference” the court owes the agency.