The Secretary of State v. The Illinois Labor Relations Board

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (4th) 111075
Decision Date: 
November 29, 2012
District: 
4th Dist
Division/County: 
ILRB
Justice: 
KNECHT
Holding: 
Affirmed.
ILRB properly certified Union as exclusive bargaining representative of about 116 employees of Secretary of State. Executive employees' status as top or second in command at drivers license facilities did not necessarily show that they spend a preponderance of their time supervising their subordinates. Generalized statements in their job descriptions and performance evaluations, rather than specific descriptions of how they use independent judgment to complete their tasks, were insufficient to prove that they act in a supervisory role when directing employees. Thus, Board properly found that Secretary failed to prove that Executives spend preponderance of their time in supervisory functions. (STEIGMANN and APPLETON, concurring.)