Community Unit School District No. 5 v. The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (4th) 130294
Decision Date: 
June 5, 2014
District: 
4th Dist.
Division/County: 
IELRB
Justice: 
TURNER
Holding: 
Reversed.
Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB) found that School District engaged in unfair labor practices against union in its decision to contract with private bus company for student transportation services. District's decision to subcontract was a mandatory subject of bargaining under Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. District complied with standard for good-faith bargaining in subcontracting context, as Board's outside counsel gave notice to union of Board's intent to investigate contracting for future student transportation services, before it entered into a contract. District met with union officials to explain decision, responded to union's requests, and considered union's counterproposals; evidence shows District bargained in good faith. (HARRIS and HOLDER WHITE, concurring.)