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NCJ Number: 119461 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Testing in the Workplace: Issues for the Arbitrator
Journal: Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:(1989)  Pages:273-294
Author(s): T T Morrow
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 22
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the major issues facing arbitrators who are called upon to resolve disputes over private sector drug testing in unionized workplaces and focuses on the criteria used by arbitrators in judging drug testing programs.
Abstract: Union challenges to drug testing under collective bargaining agreements are discussed in detail, with special emphasis on probable or reasonable cause standards and adequate notice. Reasonable and accurate testing procedures and privacy issues are outlined, as in the required relationship between the employee's drug use and the employer's business interests. Issues of employee termination and union options when the collective bargaining agreement is silent on drug testing are also discussed. Arbitrators will play a major role in defining permissible drug testing procedures and policies in unionized workplaces. 143 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Employee drug testing
Index Term(s): Arbitrator jurisdiction; Labor relations; Unions
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