Chicago Teachers Beat Counterclaim In Layoff Policy Suit

Law360 (April 2, 2018, 5:20 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Friday tossed a counterclaim alleging a breach of implied good faith and fair dealing in a Chicago Teachers Union class action challenging the Chicago Board of Education’s allegedly discriminatory layoff policy, saying the board brought its union contract dispute to the wrong forum.

U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso ruled that despite a lack of direct precedent on whether the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act — which governs the collective bargaining agreement between the union and the board — divests courts of jurisdiction over common law claims for breach of a union contact, several state and federal...

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Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

442(Civil Rights: Jobs)


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Date Filed

December 26, 2012

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