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NCJ Number: 120157 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Testing: The Union Perspective
Journal: Journal of Law and Health  Volume:2  Issue:1  Dated:(1987-1988)  Pages:83-91
Author(s): S L Gragel
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 9
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article outlines the drug-testing concerns of labor unions.
Abstract: Under the National Labor Relations Act, private employers must negotiate with labor unions to define drug testing procedures to be used on employees. In States that have adopted statutory provisions mandating collective bargaining by public employers and labor organizations, the same obligation pertains to public sector employers. These constitutional challenges to mandatory drug testing are discussed, along with a suggested analytical framework for unions to use when negotiating drug testing procedures with employers. Effective collective bargaining should enable labor and management to ensure counseling and treatment for drug-dependent employees while protecting employees who do not use drugs from unlawful intrusion into their private lives. 10 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Employee drug testing
Index Term(s): Employer-employee relations; Substance abuse in the workplace; Unions
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