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.

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.

May 29, 2020

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