(115 ILCS 5/4.5)
Subjects of collective bargaining.
(a) Notwithstanding the existence of any other provision in this Act or
other law, collective bargaining between an educational employer whose
territorial boundaries are coterminous with those of a city having a population
excess of 500,000 and an exclusive representative of its employees may
include any of the following
(2) Decisions to contract with a third party for one
or more services otherwise performed by employees in a bargaining unit and the procedures for obtaining such contract or the identity of the third party.
(3) Decisions to layoff or reduce in force employees.
(4) Decisions to determine class size, class staffing
and assignment, class schedules, academic calendar, length of the work and school day with respect to a public school district organized under Article 34 of the School Code only, length of the work and school year with respect to a public school district organized under Article 34 of the School Code only, hours and places of instruction, or pupil assessment policies.
(5) Decisions concerning use and staffing of
experimental or pilot programs and decisions concerning use of technology to deliver educational programs and services and staffing to provide the technology.
(b) The subject or matters described in subsection (a) are permissive
subjects of bargaining between an educational employer and an exclusive
representative of its employees and, for the purpose of this Act, are within
discretion of the educational employer to decide
to bargain, provided that the educational employer is required to bargain
over the impact of a decision concerning such subject or matter on the
bargaining unit upon request by the exclusive representative. During
this bargaining, the educational employer shall not be precluded from
implementing its decision. If, after a reasonable period of bargaining, a
dispute or impasse exists between the educational employer and the
exclusive representative, the dispute or impasse shall be resolved exclusively
forth in subsection (b) of Section 12 of this Act in lieu of a strike under
Section 13 of this Act. Neither the Board nor any mediator or fact-finder appointed pursuant to subsection (a-10) of Section 12 of this Act shall have jurisdiction over such a dispute or impasse.
(c) A provision in a collective bargaining agreement that was rendered
because it involved a
prohibited subject of collective bargaining
under this subsection (c) as this subsection (c) existed before the effective
this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly
remains null and void and
shall not otherwise be reinstated in any successor agreement unless the
educational employer and exclusive representative otherwise agree to
include an agreement reached on a subject or matter described in
subsection (a) of this Section as subsection (a) existed before this amendatory
the 93rd General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 97-7, eff. 6-13-11; 97-8, eff. 6-13-11.)