NYPD Bests Unions Over Sharper Drug Testing

Law360, New York (December 21, 2009, 3:16 PM EST) -- Marking the latest twist in a tortuous case over the New York Police Department's drug screening, the state’s highest court has overturned an appeals court ruling and backed the police commissioner's authority to adopt more effective testing methods without bargaining with the unions.

The New York Court of Appeals held Thursday that the commissioner is not bound by collective bargaining when choosing to phase out the use of urine samples in favor of hair analysis when conducting drug tests on the police force, reinstating a decision...
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