(705 ILCS 70/8.5)
(a) All matters concerning wages, hours, and terms and conditions of
employment of court reporters are subject to advisory, non-binding arbitration.
(b) Any party to a collective bargaining agreement with the exclusive
bargaining representative chosen under Section 8.2 may request that any matter
concerning wages, hours, or terms and conditions of employment of court
reporters shall be submitted to advisory, non-binding arbitration and that the
Supreme Court shall appoint arbitrators. Upon receiving such a request, the
Court shall appoint a panel of one or more arbitrators and submit the matter
to the panel for advisory, non-binding arbitration. The Court shall consult
with the parties in determining acceptable arbitrators.
(c) Arbitrators appointed by the Supreme Court under this
Section are entitled to compensation and to reimbursement for their reasonable
actually incurred in performing their duties, as provided by rules adopted by
Arbitrators' compensation and reimbursement shall be paid from moneys
appropriated for that purpose.
(d) The Supreme Court shall create a roster of arbitrators who are available
and qualified for appointment under this Section, as provided by rules adopted
by the Court.
(Source: P.A. 93-89, eff. 7-2-03.)