CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 23, 1986
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Du Pont reported beginning mandatory drug testing of job applicants and spot testing of current employees.
(San Francisco, California: Betty Ann Bowser) Workers' criticism of drug testing by private sector examined; scenes shown. [San Francisco supervisor Bill MAHER - comments on city's law against such testing.] Companies employing drug testing of applicants and employees listed on screen. [Drug counselor Peter BENSINGER - defs. such tests.] 1984 Burlington Northern train accident said attributed to workers under influence of drugs. [Alan PETTIGREW - denies using drugs.] Pettigrew's experience with company's drug tests reviewed. [PETTIGREW - explains his lawsuit against company] [Southern Pacific spokesperson Robert TAGGART - defs. tests.] Other states considering outlawing drug tests listed.
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