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(820 ILCS 30/) Employment of Strikebreakers Act.

820 ILCS 30/0.01

    (820 ILCS 30/0.01) (from Ch. 48, par. 2d.9)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Employment of Strikebreakers Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

820 ILCS 30/1

    (820 ILCS 30/1) (from Ch. 48, par. 2e)
    Sec. 1. Definitions. For the purpose of this Act:
    (a) "Lockout" means the action of an employer pursuant to a labor dispute in temporarily closing a place of employment or preventing an employee or employees from engaging in their normal course of employment for the purpose of inducing settlement of the dispute or influencing the conditions of employment to be agreed on.
    (b) "Person" means any individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation, union, or group of employees.
    (c) "Professional strikebreaker" means any person who repeatedly and habitually offers himself for employment on a temporary basis where a lockout or strike exists to take the place of an employee whose work has ceased as a direct consequence of such lockout or strike.
    (d) "Strike" means the concerted action of employees pursuant to a labor dispute in failing to report for work, engaging in the stoppage of work, picketing (where the effect of such picketing is to induce any individual not to pick up, deliver or transport any goods or not to perform any services), or abstaining from the full and proper performance of the duties of employment for the purpose of inducing settlement of the dispute or influencing the conditions of employment to be agreed on.
    (e) "Day and temporary labor service agency" has the meaning ascribed to that term in the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-375, eff. 1-1-04.)

820 ILCS 30/2

    (820 ILCS 30/2) (from Ch. 48, par. 2f)
    Sec. 2. No person shall knowingly employ any professional strikebreaker in the place of an employee, whose work has ceased as a direct consequence of a lockout or strike, or knowingly contract with a day and temporary labor service agency to provide a replacement for the employee, during any period when a lockout or strike is in progress. Nor shall any professional strikebreaker take or offer to take the place in employment of employees involved in a lockout or strike.
    Nothing in this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly shall be construed to prohibit the continued employment of a day or temporary laborer by an employer if the day or temporary laborer had already been assigned to work for the employer at the time the strike or lockout began.
(Source: P.A. 93-375, eff. 1-1-04.)

820 ILCS 30/3

    (820 ILCS 30/3) (from Ch. 48, par. 2g)
    Sec. 3. This Act shall not apply to the employment of any person whose services are necessary to ensure that the plant or other property of the employer involved in the strike or lockout is properly maintained and protected for the resumption at any time of normal operations.
(Source: P.A. 79-859.)

820 ILCS 30/4

    (820 ILCS 30/4) (from Ch. 48, par. 2h)
    Sec. 4. Whoever violates any provision of this Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 79-859.)