Comments: IL HB0673 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Removes language requiring employees who are not members of a representing labor organization to pay a proportionate share of the costs of the collective bargaining process, contract administration, and pursuing matters affecting wages, hours, and conditions of employment under a collective bargaining agreement. Provides that employees shall not be required to perform certain acts as a condition of obtaining or continuing public employment. Provides that public employees shall have the right to bargain independently in their relations with the public employer. Provides that an agreement, contract, understanding, or practice between or involving a public employer, labor organization, or exclusive representative that violates the provisions concerning independent bargaining or requires an employee to perform certain forbidden acts as a condition of obtaining or continuing public employment is unlawful and unenforceable. Removes language concerning fair share agreements in collective bargaining. Provides that public employees who are not members of a labor organization may represent themselves in grievance resolution procedures. Provides that public employees who have chosen to bargain independently may be party to mediation and fact-finding proceedings. Modifies the terms "collective bargaining", "exclusive representative", and "labor organization". Removes the term "fair share agreement". Defines "independent bargaining" or "to bargain independently". Makes conforming changes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-03-31 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB0673 Detail]

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