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BANDAG, INCORPORATED, Plaintiff-Appellee,
vs.
LOCAL 922, UNITED STEELWORKERS OFAMERICA; UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA, AFL-CIO LOCAL 6660, AFL-CIO-CLC; CHARLES A. ROYSTER, Defendants-Appellants.
 
Case:
No. 97-1106
 
Location:
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
 
Date:
July 8, 1997, Argued
August 5, 1997, Decided
 
Attorneys:
ARGUED: Rudolph L. Milasich, Jr., Assistant General Counsel, UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for Appellants.
Michael Coghlan Lord, MAUPIN, TAYLOR & ELLIS, P.A., Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellee. ON BRIEF: Robert A. Valois, Craig S. Nolan, MAUPIN, TAYLOR & ELLIS, P.A., Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellee.
 
Court:
HAMILTON and LUTTIG, Circuit Judges, and G. Ross ANDERSON, Jr., United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina, sitting by designation.
 
Author:
Per Curiam
 

This appeal is from the district court's entry of summary judgment in favor of Bandag, Inc. (Bandag), vacating an arbitration award ordering reinstatement and awarding back pay to Charles A. Royster, a former employee of Bandag. Royster was discharged after he refused for a period of time to provide a urine sample for a drug test, in violation of Bandag's drug policy. The district court vacated the arbitration award, finding that the award failed to draw its essence from the collective bargaining agreement in effect between Bandag and the labor union representing Royster and other Bandag employees, Local 922, United Steelworkers of America. In vacating the award, the district court relied specifically on our decision in Mountaineer Gas Co. v. Oil, Chem. & Atomic Workers Internat'l Union, 76 F.3d 606 (4th Cir.), cert. denied , 136 L. Ed. 2d 38, 117 S. Ct. 80 (1996), in which we recognized that a valid and proper policy promulgated by an employer pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement is enforceable even if the rule is not specifically incorporated by reference into the agreement. See id. at 610.

We have carefully examined the record, the briefs, the arguments of counsel, and the opinion of the district court. Like the district court, we agree that this case is controlled by our decision in Mountaineer Gas Company. We therefore affirm on the reasoning of the district court. See Bandag, Inc. v. Local 922, United Steelworkers of Am., No. CA-96-430-BR (E.D.N.C. 1996).

AFFIRMED