(110 ILCS 305/7e)
(from Ch. 144, par. 28e)
(a) A firefighter employed by the University of Illinois who is
an elected state officer of a statewide labor organization that is a
representative of University of Illinois firefighters shall be granted
leave by the University of Illinois, without loss of pay or benefits and
without being required to make up for lost time, for work hours
devoted to performing the firefighter's responsibilities as an elected
state officer of the statewide labor organization; provided that the
elected officer has arranged for another University of Illinois firefighter
who is qualified to perform the absent firefighter's duties to work for
(b) The statewide labor organization shall, by May 1 of each year:
(1) designate 4 elected state officers, whose right
to leave while carrying out their duties for the organization shall be limited to 20 shifts per officer per year (for years beginning May 1 and ending April 30); and
(2) notify the University if it is the employer of an
elected state officer to whom this Section applies, identifying the elected state officer, and indicate whether the officer is one of those limited to 20 shifts per year.
(c) For the purposes of this Section:
"Statewide labor organization" means an organization representing
firefighters employed by at least 85 municipalities in this State, that is
affiliated with the Illinois State Federation of Labor.
"Elected state officer" means a full-time firefighter who is one of the
9 top elected officers of the statewide labor organization.
(Source: P.A. 86-1395.)