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How Black Men Are Benefiting From Workplace Drug Tests

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices

Last week, the National Bureau of Economic Research published a study with results that some may have found surprising: it found that drug tests in th...

Arthur Delaney

This Week In Making Poor People Pee | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) announced this week that certain poor people in the state will have to relieve themselves if they want to get...

Peeing in a Cup

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I have a new appreciation for the value of clean facilities and having the toilet seat down. In all honesty, I haven't quite figured out exactly how all of this pee-in-a-cup-while-sitting-down stuff works. I mean, for the first 54 years of my life, it was a pretty simple process.

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Want To Drug Test Food Stamp Recipients | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives will soon decide whether states should be able to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they're n...

John Celock

Copycat Drug Testing Bills Proliferate In The States | John Celock | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Republicans from coast to coast this year have sought to make the poor and jobless pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs, and in several states th...

Arthur Delaney

Another State Takes Up Bill To Drug Test The Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Arkansas lawmakers are debating a proposal to make unemployed people pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs in order to qualify for benefits. St...

Arthur Delaney

Drug Testing Unemployment Measures To Get Boost In State Legislatures | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

States will soon try to fulfill the Republican goal of making unemployed people pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs. Last February, congressi...

Arthur Delaney

Drug Test Rick Perry, Says Texas Democrat | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

If Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) wants the poor and jobless to prove they're not on drugs in order to receive benefits, then Perry should have to pee in a...

Arthur Delaney

House Republicans Forget To Hold Hearing On Drug Testing The Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives appear to have forgotten to hold their hearing on the allegedly widespread problem of drug u...

Arthur Delaney

Company Allegedly Ordered Drug Test Before Helping Injured Worker | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

A Texas-based cement company denied on Monday that it ordered a drug test before calling paramedics last year after a employee hurt himself in a fall....

Arthur Delaney

'The Witch Hunt Continues' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Georgia businesses have complained recently that they have had trouble finding workers who can pass drug tests. But since February, when the Georgia D...

Arthur Delaney

West Virginia To Drug Test Enrollees In Workplace Training Program | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) issued an executive order Tuesday that will soon require West Virginians enrolled in state job training progra...

Drug-Testing Welfare Recipients: A Trend With No Traction

Rachel Bloom | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Rachel Bloom

Two months into the state legislative session, not a single welfare drug testing bill has passed into law. In fact, in state after state these bills are dying, in part due to the high costs of implementing such laws.

Anna Staver

Another State Wants Drug Testing For Unemployed | Anna Staver | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Virginia Republicans are the latest to advance drug testing for the poor and jobless as a half-dozen bills requiring the needy and unemployed to prove...

Arthur Delaney

In South Carolina, The Plot To 'Welfarize' Unemployment Insurance | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Republicans in South Carolina, including the presidential candidates campaigning there this week, think Thomas Ritter should have to...

Arthur Delaney

Georgia Republican's Ironic Drunk Driving Arrest Won't Stop Welfare Drug Testing Bills | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

A Georgia lawmaker's ironic drunk driving arrest is unlikely to slow local Republican efforts to drug test the poor and unemployed. State Rep. Kip...

Arthur Delaney

Strictest Rules Yet Proposed For Unemployment Benefits | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in South Carolina want unemployed people to prove they're not on drugs to qualify for unemployment insurance. And they want the l...

Arthur Delaney

GOP Jobs Bill Allows States To Drug-Test Unemployed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders in the House of Representatives unveiled legislation Friday that would cut 40 weeks from the duration of federal unem...

Arthur Delaney

GOP Congressman: Drug Test The Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

A Republican congressman has proposed drug testing people who apply for unemployment insurance. The bill by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) would requi...

Woman Paid Boy $1 For His Urine | Offbeat News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A West Side woman was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly having a 9-year-old boy urinate in a cup for her drug test to get a new job, offi...