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115 ILCS 5/14

    (115 ILCS 5/14) (from Ch. 48, par. 1714)
    Sec. 14. Unfair labor practices.
    (a) Educational employers, their agents or representatives are prohibited from:
        (1) Interfering, restraining or coercing employees in
    
the exercise of the rights guaranteed under this Act.
        (2) Dominating or interfering with the formation,
    
existence or administration of any employee organization.
        (3) Discriminating in regard to hire or tenure of
    
employment or any term or condition of employment to encourage or discourage membership in any employee organization.
        (4) Discharging or otherwise discriminating against
    
an employee because he or she has signed or filed an affidavit, authorization card, petition or complaint or given any information or testimony under this Act.
        (5) Refusing to bargain collectively in good faith
    
with an employee representative which is the exclusive representative of employees in an appropriate unit, including but not limited to the discussing of grievances with the exclusive representative; provided, however, that if an alleged unfair labor practice involves interpretation or application of the terms of a collective bargaining agreement and said agreement contains a grievance and arbitration procedure, the Board may defer the resolution of such dispute to the grievance and arbitration procedure contained in said agreement.
        (6) Refusing to reduce a collective bargaining
    
agreement to writing and signing such agreement.
        (7) Violating any of the rules and regulations
    
promulgated by the Board regulating the conduct of representation elections.
        (8) Refusing to comply with the provisions of a
    
binding arbitration award.
        (9) Expending or causing the expenditure of public
    
funds to any external agent, individual, firm, agency, partnership or association in any attempt to influence the outcome of representational elections held pursuant to paragraph (c) of Section 7 of this Act; provided, that nothing in this subsection shall be construed to limit an employer's right to be represented on any matter pertaining to unit determinations, unfair labor practice charges or pre-election conferences in any formal or informal proceeding before the Board, or to seek or obtain advice from legal counsel. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to prohibit an employer from expending or causing the expenditure of public funds on, or seeking or obtaining services or advice from, any organization, group or association established by, and including educational or public employers, whether or not covered by this Act, the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act or the public employment labor relations law of any other state or the federal government, provided that such services or advice are generally available to the membership of the organization, group, or association, and are not offered solely in an attempt to influence the outcome of a particular representational election.
    (b) Employee organizations, their agents or representatives or educational employees are prohibited from:
        (1) Restraining or coercing employees in the exercise
    
of the rights guaranteed under this Act, provided that a labor organization or its agents shall commit an unfair labor practice under this paragraph in duty of fair representation cases only by intentional misconduct in representing employees under this Act.
        (2) Restraining or coercing an educational employer
    
in the selection of his representative for the purposes of collective bargaining or the adjustment of grievances.
        (3) Refusing to bargain collectively in good faith
    
with an educational employer, if they have been designated in accordance with the provisions of this Act as the exclusive representative of employees in an appropriate unit.
        (4) Violating any of the rules and regulations
    
promulgated by the Board regulating the conduct of representation elections.
        (5) Refusing to reduce a collective bargaining
    
agreement to writing and signing such agreement.
        (6) Refusing to comply with the provisions of a
    
binding arbitration award.
    (c) The expressing of any views, argument, opinion or the dissemination thereof, whether in written, printed, graphic or visual form, shall not constitute or be evidence of an unfair labor practice under any of the provisions of this Act, if such expression contains no threat of reprisal or force or promise of benefit.
    (d) The actions of a Financial Oversight Panel created pursuant to Section 1A-8 of the School Code due to a district violating a financial plan shall not constitute or be evidence of an unfair labor practice under any of the provisions of this Act. Such actions include, but are not limited to, reviewing, approving, or rejecting a school district budget or a collective bargaining agreement.
(Source: P.A. 89-572, eff. 7-30-96.)