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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT PBA LOCAL 304, Plaintiff-Appellant
vs.
NEW JERSEY TRANSIT CORPORATION, Defendant-Respondent.


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Issues:
Random testing, public employees, collective bargaining, policy and procedure, safety, union issues. .
 
Case Summary:
The union representing officers with the New Jersey Transit Corporation appeal a lower court's ruling that upholds the agency's policy on drug testing. Local 304 of the New Jersey Transit PBA , representing twenty-five police officers, sued the transit agency over the constitutionality of its random drug and alcohol testing program. The agency introduced the policy in order to comply with guidelines for federal funding.
 
Decision of lower jurisdiction:
The Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Essex County, issued a summary judgment in favor of the transit agency. The court ruled that the agency's policy was intended to protect public safety. The union now appeals.
 
Outcome:
The union loses. The New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of the lower jurisdiction.