Amicus Brief Filed in Support of Petition to Require OSHA to Issue COVID-19 Safety Standard

On January 18, 2021, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) filed an amicus brief in AFT v. OSHA, a Ninth Circuit action for a writ of mandate to compel the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) to issue a safety standard to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.  The union’s brief highlights how OSHA’s delay in issuing a standard has had devastating effects on frontline healthcare worker during the pandemic, including workers in often overlooked yet vital healthcare roles such as nursing home staff, homecare providers, and support staff like janitors, food service workers, and security personnel. 

SEIU is represented by Altshuler Berzon LLP. You can read SEIU’s amicus brief here.