DECEMBER 15, 2008
NILES TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT ) Petition for Review of
219, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ) Order of the Illinois
) Educational Labor
Petitioner-Appellant, ) Relations Board
v. ) No. 2003-UC-0007-C
ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL LABOR )
RELATIONS BOARD and NILES TOWNSHIP )
SUPPORT STAFF, LOCAL 1274, IFT/AFT, )
PRESIDING JUSTICE ROBERT E. GORDON delivered the opinion of the court:
The issue in the case at bar is whether two employees are “confidential employee[s]” as
defined by the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, (the Act) 115 ILCS 5/2(n) (West 2006).
The Act permits educational employees to organize, but it excludes confidential employees from
the collective bargaining unit. 115 ILCS 5/2(b) (West 2006).
The two employees at issue are: (1) a systems and networking engineer (SN engineer);
and (2) a world-wide web communications assistant (WW assistant). The Illinois Educational
Labor Relations Board already ruled that these two employees were not confidential employees,
and it is this decision that the school district asks us to review.