TWU continues fight against drug testing policies

Transport Workers Union Local 234 is continuing its legal battle against new SEPTA drug testing policies.

The TWU filed a motion Dec. 21 for reconsideration after a federal judge ruled in favor of the policies.

The union has argued that extending random drug and alcohol testing policies to vehicle readiness coordinators, who coordinate and schedule maintenance repairs on SEPTA vehicles and operate them within depots, was a violation of their 4th and 14th amendment rights.

District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg disagreed, issuing a summary judgment for SEPTA on Dec. 8.

The motion the union filed asks Goldberg to reconsider his decision and to allow an arbitration proceeding to determine the merits of the case.

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