ABC calls for mandatory drug testing for all NYC construction workers
-The Associated Builders and Contractors Empire State Chapter has petitioned the New York City Council to implement mandatory drug and alcohol testing for all city construction workers, according to Real Estate Weekly.
-The ABC has requested that testing be made part of Intro. 1447, which is the same controversial bill that includes that requirement that all New York City construction workers complete an apprenticeship program before being allowed to work on city job sites.
- While the ABC insists the drug testing measure would increase safety, building trade unions have long opposed mandatory testing and said there's no reason to believe that drugs and alcohol have played a role in the increased incidences of injuries and deaths during the last few years.