Mayor Hannemann, UPW union sign drug and alcohol testing agreement

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Mayor Mufi Hannemann signed a historic drug and alcohol testing agreement with the United Public Workers union that will allow random alcohol and drug testing for the City's employees.

The agreement covers about 1,900 blue-collar workers including Refuse Collectors, Treatment Plant Operators, Groundskeepers, Mechanics, Carpenters and Pipefitters.

Mayor Hannemann says the agreement is part of the City's ongoing efforts to ensure a safe workplace environment.

UPW is the first union in the state to agree to random drug and alcohol testing for all members.