(70 ILCS 3615/2.15)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 702.15)
Policy With Respect to Protective Arrangements, Collective Bargaining and
It is the intent of this Act that:
(a) The Authority shall insure that every employee of the Authority and
every employee of a Service Board or transportation agency shall receive
fair and equitable
protection against actions of the Authority which shall not be less than
those established pursuant to Section 13 (c) of the Urban Mass
Transportation Act of 1964, as amended (49 U.S.C. Sec. 1609 (c), and
Section 405 (b) of the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970, as amended (45
U.S.C. Sec. 565 (b), and as prescribed by the United States Secretary of
Labor thereunder, at the time of the protective agreement or arbitration
decision providing protection.
(b) There shall be no limitation on freedom of association among
employees of the Authority nor any denial of the right of employees to join
or support a labor organization and to bargain collectively through
representatives of their own choosing.
(c) The Authority and the duly accredited representatives of employees
shall have the obligation to bargain collectively in good faith, and the
Authority shall have the power and duty to enter into written collective
bargaining agreements with such representatives.
(Source: P.A. 83-886.)