Unions are fighting an industry request for a federal judge to allow time for the Trump administration to decide if it will defend OSHA’s 11-month-old silica rule.
“It is at best cynical, and at worst a derogation of the rule of law, for the industry petitioners to ask this Court to assume that the new administration will see fit to ignore the factual determinations OSHA reached,” the unions said in a motion filed Feb. 9 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (N. Am. Bldg. Trade Unions v. OSHA, D.C. Cir., 16-1105, 2/7/17