Trade Union In Wisconsin Agree To Random Drug Test

Trade Union In Wisconsin Agree To Random Drug Test
Posted by FoM on November 26, 1999 at 13:37:35 PT
NORML's Weekly Update News
Source: NORML
Nov. 23, 1999, Milwaukee, WI: Skilled construction trade workers in four Wisconsin counties will be subject to random drug testing come January 1, 2000 in a union-management program billed as a national model. 
Each year 15 percent of workers for both private and public construction projects in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties will be randomly subjected to both alcohol and drug tests. This will include carpenters, cement masons, pile drivers, bricklayers and building laborers.   Construction trade workers presently submit to drug and alcohol tests as new hires, after an on-the-job accident or if they are suspected of being inebriated on the construction site. If a test comes back positive for drugs or alcohol, the worker is required to take 30 days of unpaid leave for substance abuse treatment. The employee would not lose his or her job if they enter the treatment plan.   "Sadly, random drug testing does not indicate performance deficiencies and would unfairly penalize off the job responsible marijuana smokers," said Scott Colvin, NORML Publications Director.   For more information, please contact: Scott ColvinPublications Director of NORMLPhone: (202) 483-5500 NORML's News Bulletin: Articles:Trade Unions OK Random Drug Testing - 11/19/99 News NORML Related Articles:
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