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Full Text of SB0456  101st General Assembly



State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced 1/31/2019, by Sen. John J. Cullerton


115 ILCS 5/1  from Ch. 48, par. 1701

    Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the purpose of the Act.

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act is
5amended by changing Section 1 as follows:
6    (115 ILCS 5/1)  (from Ch. 48, par. 1701)
7    Sec. 1. Policy. It is the the public policy of this State
8and the purpose of this Act to promote orderly and constructive
9relationships between all educational employees and their
10employers. Unresolved disputes between the educational
11employees and their employers are injurious to the public, and
12the General Assembly is therefore aware that adequate means
13must be established for minimizing them and providing for their
14resolution. It is the purpose of this Act to regulate labor
15relations between educational employers and educational
16employees, including the designation of educational employee
17representatives, negotiation of wages, hours and other
18conditions of employment and resolution of disputes arising
19under collective bargaining agreements. The General Assembly
20recognizes that substantial differences exist between
21educational employees and other public employees as a result of
22the uniqueness of the educational work calendar and educational
23work duties and the traditional and historical patterns of



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1collective bargaining between educational employers and
2educational employees and that such differences demand
3statutory regulation of collective bargaining between
4educational employers and educational employees in a manner
5that recognizes these differences. Recognizing that harmonious
6relationships are required between educational employees and
7their employers, the General Assembly has determined that the
8overall policy may best be accomplished by (a) granting to
9educational employees the right to organize and choose freely
10their representatives; (b) requiring educational employers to
11negotiate and bargain with employee organizations representing
12educational employees and to enter into written agreements
13evidencing the result of such bargaining; and (c) establishing
14procedures to provide for the protection of the rights of the
15educational employee, the educational employer and the public.
16(Source: P.A. 83-1014.)