(70 ILCS 3605/28a)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 328a)
(a) The Board may deal with and enter into written contracts with the
employees of the Authority through accredited representatives of such
employees or representatives of any labor organization authorized to act
for such employees, concerning wages, salaries, hours, working conditions
and pension or retirement provisions; provided, nothing herein shall be
construed to permit hours of labor in excess of those provided by law or to
permit working conditions prohibited by law. In case of dispute over wages,
salaries, hours, working conditions, or pension or retirement provisions
the Board may arbitrate any question or questions and may agree with such
accredited representatives or labor organization that the decision of a
majority of any arbitration board shall be final, provided each party shall
agree in advance to pay half of the expense of such arbitration.
No contract or agreement shall be made with any labor organization,
association, group or individual for the employment of members of such
organization, association, group or individual for the construction,
improvement, maintenance, operation or administration of any property,
plant or facilities under the jurisdiction of the Authority, where such
organization, association, group or individual denies on the ground of
race, creed, color, sex, religion, physical or mental disability unrelated
to ability, or national origin membership and equal opportunities for employment to
any citizen of Illinois.
(b)(1) The provisions of this paragraph (b) apply to collective bargaining
agreements (including extensions and amendments of existing agreements)
entered into on or after January 1, 1984.
(2) The Board shall deal with and enter into written contracts with their
employees, through accredited representatives of such employees authorized
to act for such employees concerning wages, salaries, hours, working conditions,
and pension or retirement provisions about which a collective bargaining
agreement has been entered prior to the effective date of this amendatory
Act of 1983. Any such agreement of the Authority shall provide that the
agreement may be reopened if the amended budget submitted pursuant to Section
2.18a of the Regional Transportation Authority Act is not approved by the
Board of the Regional Transportation Authority. The agreement may not include
a provision requiring the payment of
wage increases based on changes in the Consumer Price Index.
The Board shall not have the authority to enter into collective
bargaining agreements with respect to inherent management rights, which
include such areas of discretion or policy as the functions of the employer,
standards of services, its overall budget, the organizational structure
and selection of new employees and direction of personnel. Employers, however,
shall be required to bargain collectively with regard to policy matters
directly affecting wages, hours and terms and conditions of employment,
as well as the impact thereon upon request by employee representatives.
To preserve the rights of employers and exclusive representatives which
have established collective bargaining relationships or negotiated collective
bargaining agreements prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act
of 1983, employers shall be required to bargain collectively with regard
to any matter concerning wages, hours or conditions of employment about
which they have bargained prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1983.
(3) The collective bargaining agreement may not include a prohibition
on the use of part-time operators on any service operated by or funded by
the Board, except where prohibited by federal law.
(4) Within 30 days of the signing of any such collective bargaining agreement,
the Board shall determine the costs of each provision of the agreement,
prepare an amended
budget incorporating the costs of the agreement, and present the amended
budget to the Board of the Regional Transportation Authority for its approval
under Section 4.11 of the Regional Transportation Act. The Board of the
Regional Transportation Authority may approve the amended budget by an affirmative
vote of 12
of its then Directors.
If the budget is not approved by the Board of the Regional Transportation
Authority, the agreement may
be reopened and its terms may be renegotiated. Any amended budget which
may be prepared following renegotiation shall be presented to the Board of
the Regional Transportation Authority for its approval in like manner.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)