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Division 241 Amalgamated Transit Union (AFL-CIO) Plaintiff-Appellant
vs.
Lawrence Suscy et al. Defendants-Appellees


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Issues:
Fourth Amendment, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion, union issues, public employees.
 
Case Summary:
Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union appeal a United States District Court decision up holding drug testing. The union claims that the drug testing rules enacted by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) violate the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.
 
Decision of lower jurisdiction:
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois declared the rules "both desirable and necessary" and "not unreasonable".
 
Outcome:
Union loses. The United States Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the district court. The court ruled that the interest of public safety outweighs individual interest. Furthermore the court stated that the drug testing rules are constitutional.