NYPD Alcohol Test Can Skip Collective Bargaining, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (January 3, 2014, 8:52 PM EST) -- The New York City Police Department doesn't have to collectively bargain with labor unions over a policy forcing officers to undergo blood-alcohol testing after they fire a weapon causing death or injury, according to a New York state judge's decision made public Thursday.

The judge rejected a motion by two NYPD unions to annul a New York City Board of Collective Bargaining decision dismissing their petition to halt the new policy, saying it was neither arbitrary nor capricious, according to a decision that was reached Dec....
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