The AFL-CIO has sued to force the US Department of Labor to issue a rule requiring employers to protect workers from Covid-19, Law360 reports.

The union in a petition to the D.C. Circuit said the agency has shirked its duty to protect workers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act by issuing nonbinding safety recommendations for employers rather than making them implement specific safety measures or face fines, according to Law360. The AFL-CIO wants an expedited order giving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 30 days to issue an emergency rule. Read more on Law360.