(705 ILCS 70/8.5)
    Sec. 8.5. Advisory arbitration for collective bargaining.
    (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 employer representative shall appoint arbitrators. Upon receiving such a request, the employer representative shall appoint a panel of one or more arbitrators and submit the matter to the panel for advisory, non-binding arbitration. The employer representative shall consult with the parties in determining acceptable arbitrators.
    (c) Arbitrators appointed by the employer representative under this Section are entitled to compensation and to reimbursement for their reasonable expenses actually incurred in performing their duties, as provided by rules adopted by the employer representative. Arbitrators' compensation and reimbursement shall be paid from moneys appropriated for that purpose.
    (d) The employer representative shall create a roster of arbitrators who are available and qualified for appointment under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 101-581, eff. 1-1-20.)