Substance Abuse Program
A mandatory, collectively bargained, random drug testing policy went into effect for members of UA Local Union 597 and all signatory contractors on January 1, 2009. Under the policy, every member performing work covered under the Area and Industrial Agreements will be randomly drug tested. Construction Data Services (CDS), an independent third party administrator, runs the program and maintains total confidentiality in the substance abuse testing process. The purpose of this policy is to increase jobsite safety for everyone and to provide the necessary assistance to any employee who has a problem with drugs or alcohol.
All contractors signatory to the Area and Industrial Agreements will be required to register with CDS and designate appropriate representatives to handle receipt and notice to 597 members who have been randomly selected for a drug test. It is the contractor’s responsibility to monitor policy compliance for each 597 employee and to check the compliance status of a new hire prior to being put to work.
For more information please see the substance abuse policy below or contact the MCA offices or CDS.