(70 ILCS 3615/2.15) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 702.15)
    Sec. 2.15. Policy With Respect to Protective Arrangements, Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations.
    It is the intent of this Act that:
    (a) The Authority shall insure that every employee of the Authority and every employee of a Service Board or transportation agency shall receive fair and equitable protection against actions of the Authority which shall not be less than those established pursuant to Section 13 (c) of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, as amended (49 U.S.C. Sec. 1609 (c), and Section 405 (b) of the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970, as amended (45 U.S.C. Sec. 565 (b), and as prescribed by the United States Secretary of Labor thereunder, at the time of the protective agreement or arbitration decision providing protection.
    (b) There shall be no limitation on freedom of association among employees of the Authority nor any denial of the right of employees to join or support a labor organization and to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing.
    (c) The Authority and the duly accredited representatives of employees shall have the obligation to bargain collectively in good faith, and the Authority shall have the power and duty to enter into written collective bargaining agreements with such representatives.
(Source: P.A. 83-886.)