CHAPTER 2-168
CHICAGO FAIR LABOR PRACTICES
2-168-010   Definitions.
2-168-020   Employing strikebreakers prohibited.
2-168-030   Seeking of employment by strikebreakers prohibited.
2-168-040   Hiring or contracting to hire strikebreakers prohibited.
2-168-050   Recruiting employees during strikes – Restrictions.
2-168-060   Exemptions to chapter provisions.
2-168-070   Violation – Penalty.
2-168-080   Severability.
2-168-090   Effective date.
2-168-010  Definitions.
   (a)   As used in this ordinance, the following words and phrases shall mean and include:
      (1)   “Strike” means any concerted act of the employees in a lawful refusal of the employees to perform work, or services for the employer, in furtherance of their demands concerning wages, hours, and working conditions, provided such acts are not recognized as unlawful under the laws of Illinois or of the United States.
      (2)   “Lockout” means a refusal by an employer to permit his employees to work as a result of a dispute with such employees that affects wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment of such employees, provided however, that a lockout shall not include a termination of employment for reasons deemed proper under Illinois law and federal law.
      (3)   “Employer” means a person, firm or corporation who employs any employee to perform services for a wage or salary and includes any person, firm or corporation acting as an agent of any employer, directly or indirectly.
      (4)   “Employee” means any person who performs services for wages or salary under a contract of employment, express or implied, for an employer.
      (5)   “Strikebreaker” means any person who meets any of the following conditions:
         (a)   Has legal residence outside the metropolitan Chicago area and who comes into the City of Chicago specifically for employment during a strike or lockout by any employer involved in such a strike or lockout; or
         (b)   Has customarily and repeatedly offered himself for employment for the duration of a strike or lockout in the place of employees involved in a strike or lockout; or
         (c)   Has regularly and habitually earned a major portion of his livelihood by entering into employment where a strike or lockout exists to take the place of an employee whose work has ceased as a direct consequence of such strike or lockout.
(Prior code Ch. 198.7C § 1)
2-168-020  Employing strikebreakers prohibited.
   No employer involved in a strike or lockout shall knowingly employ a strikebreaker in place of an employee involved in the strike or lockout.
(Prior code Ch. 198.7C § 2)
2-168-030  Seeking of employment by strikebreakers prohibited.
   No strikebreaker shall take or offer to take the place in employment of employees involved in a strike or lockout.
(Prior code Ch. 198.7C § 3)
2-168-040  Hiring or contracting to hire strikebreakers prohibited.
   No person, partnership, firm, or corporation, or officer or agent thereof, involved in a lawful strike or lockout shall hire and import or contract or arrange with any other person, partnership, agency, firm or corporation to hire and import from another state or country, for the purpose of strikebreaking, persons for employment in place of employees involved in the strike or lockout.
(Prior code Ch. 198.7C § 4)
2-168-050  Recruiting employees during strikes – Restrictions.
   No person, partnership, agency, firm or corporation, or officer or agent thereof, shall knowingly recruit, solicit or advertise for employees, or refer persons to employment, in place of employees involved in a strike or lockout, without adequate notice to the person so recruited or solicited, and in the advertisement, that there is a strike or lockout at the place at which employment is offered and that the employment offered is in place of employee involved in the strike or lockout.
(Prior code Ch. 198.7C § 5)
2-168-060  Exemptions to chapter provisions.
   This ordinance shall not apply to the employment of any person whose services are necessary to ensure that the plant or other property of the employer involved in the strike or lockout is properly maintained and protected for the resumption at any time of normal operations.
(Prior code Ch. 198.7C § 6)
2-168-070  Violation – Penalty.
   Any violation of any provision of this ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, constitute a misdemeanor and be punishable by a fine of not more than $500.00. Each violation of this ordinance shall constitute a separate offense.
(Prior code Ch. 198.7C § 7)
2-168-080  Severability.
   If any provision of this ordinance or the application of such provision to any person or circumstances shall be held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the ordinance and the applicability of such provision to other persons or other circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
(Prior code Ch. 198.7C § 8)
2-168-090  Effective date.
   This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage.
(Prior code Ch. 198.7C § 9)
Editor's note – The date of passage was February 24, 1972.