Illinois Law Provides for Privileged Communications with Union Representatives

Did you know that as a union member, your conversations with union agents are privileged? Generally union members understand that a privilege exists with attorneys, medical providers, clergy and a spouse, but Illinois law provides for a limited privilege to union members when discussing issues with a union representative when he/she is acting in the scope of representation of the member. The specific Statutory Provision in Illinois is 735 ILCS 5 Code of Civil Procedure. Section 8 803.5. This privilege is so important that we reproduce it here for you to see the extent of your protection. (735 ILCS 5/8 803.5)

Sec. 8-803.5.

Union agent and union member.

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