2013 Board Meeting Schedule
- January 24, 2013 - Chicago
- February 21, 2013 - Chicago
- March 21, 2013 - Springfield
- April 18, 2013 - Chicago
- May 16, 2013 (10:30 a.m.) - Chicago
- June 20, 2013 - Springfield
- July 18, 2013 - Chicago
- August 15, 2013 - Chicago
- September 19, 2013 - Springfield
- October 17, 2013 - Chicago
- November 21, 2013 - Chicago
- December 19, 2013 - Springfield
*All meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
*Refer to agenda for address and conference room number.
2012 Board Meeting Schedule
- January 19, 2012 - Chicago
- February 16 , 2012 - Chicago
- March 15, 2012 - Springfield The location of the March 15, 2012 meeting has been changed to the Board’s Chicago office (160 N. LaSalle St., Suite N-400, Chicago, IL).
- April 19, 2012 - Chicago *The meeting will be held via video conferencing at the JRTC Building, 100 W. Randolph St., Room 9-034, Chicago, IL and the DNR Building, One Natural Resources Way, Rock River Room, Springfield, IL
- May 17, 2012 - Chicago Rescheduled The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Chicago office has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Chicago office, 160 N. LaSalle St., Suite N-400 and the Springfield office, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL
- June 21, 2012 - Springfield
- July 19, 2012 - Chicago
- August 16, - 2012 Chicago
- September 13, 2012 - Springfield, 11:00 a.m. RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 24, 2012, 10:00A.AM.
- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 – SPRINGFIELD, 10:00 A.M. Meeting will be held in at the IELRB’s Springfield office, One Natural Resources Way, Lake Level - Room A, Springfield, IL
- October 18, 2012 - Chicago
- November 15, 2012 - Chicago
- December 20, 2012 - Springfield
The IELRB’s meetings are conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, and are accessible to handicapped individuals in compliance with Executive Order #5, upon notification of anticipated attendance. Handicapped persons planning to attend and requiring special accommodations should contact Eileen Brennan at 312/793-3170.
In 1987, the IELRB created an advisory committee comprised of employee and employer representatives to offer feedback to the Board, as well as suggestions for improvements in agency procedures and rules updates and/or changes. Meetings of the Advisory Committee are usually held twice a year. If you wish further information on the Advisory Committee or would like to be considered for membership on the committee, please contact Executive Director Victor Blackwell.
2013 Meeting Minutes
2012 Meeting Minutes
2011 Meeting Minutes
- December 2011 minutes (PDF, 18KB)
- November 2011 minutes (PDF, 13KB)
- October 2011 minutes (PDF, 13KB)
- September 2011 minutes (PDF, 13KB)
- August 2011 minutes (PDF, 13 KB)
- July 2011 minutes (PDF, 13 KB)
- June 2011 Amended minutes (PDF, 18 KB)
- May 2011 minutes (PDF, 13 KB)
- April 2011 minutes (PDF, 13 KB)
- March 2011 minutes (PDF, 15 KB)
- February 2011 minutes (PDF, 14 KB)
- January 2011 minutes (PDF, 17 KB)
Board Member Bios
Lynne O. Sered, Chairman
Lynne O. Sered was appointed Chairman of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board in June 2004. Prior to assuming the board chair’s responsibilities, she served as a board member since her initial appointment to the Board in October 2000.
Chairman Sered’s legal background includes serving as Counsel to the Honorable Wilford W. Johansen, Member of the National Labor Relations (“NLRB”) in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, she prepared analyses for and made recommendations to Board Member Johansen and drafted decisions and orders for publication in the areas of collective bargaining, discriminatory hiring and termination practices, union organizing activities and elections, and other unfair labor practice and representation issues under the National Labor Relations Act. During her tenure at the NLRB, Ms. Sered also represented the NLRB in cases before the Second and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals.
As an attorney in private practice with the law firm of Scariano, Kula, Ellch & Himes, Chtd., Chicago and Chicago Heights, Illinois, she counseled school districts, private employers and labor clients regarding litigation, legal strategies and policy issues pertaining to labor law and collective bargaining issues.
Ms. Sered also practiced with the law firm of Katz and Buhai in South Barrington, Illinois, where she represented clients in labor and employment discrimination matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She also served as staff counsel for the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, where her duties included the review, analysis and investigation of professional misconduct within the legal profession in Illinois.
In addition, Ms. Sered served as Legal Director of the American Jewish Congress, Midwest Region, in Chicago, where she managed the organization’s not-for-profit legal program, focusing on civil liberties and civil rights and oversaw its pro bono clinic providing legal services to the indigent. Her professional experience is also highlighted by her roles as a domestic policy specialist with the Jewish Community Relations Council and as Midwest regional director of the Jewish Labor Committee.
Ms. Sered received her law degree from DePaul University College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University. She is admitted to practice law in Illinois and the District of Columbia and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association. She has served on the Board of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and the Government Affairs Committee of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Chairman Sered lives with her husband and their two children in Evanston, Illinois.
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Ronald F. Ettinger
Ronald F. Ettinger was appointed to the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board by Governor Rod Blagojevich in 2004. Prior to his appointment he had retired from the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) as Emeritus Professor. During his 30 years of service at UIS (formerly Sangamon State University), Professor Ettinger served as Chair of the Faculty Senate and President of the Faculty Union. He also served as Executive Vice-President of the University Professionals of Illinois (Local 4100, IFT/AFT AFL-CIO) where his primary duties involved lobbying on behalf of public university faculty in Illinois. He was elected Vice-President of the Illinois Federation of Teachers and Delegate to the Illinois AFL-CIO.
Member Ettinger received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University and has taught at Purdue, York University (Toronto), Albion College and UIS. In addition to teaching and publishing articles related to education and labor relations, he has served as a member of the board of the Montessori Children’s House in Springfield and has lobbied on behalf of public school teachers as a government affairs specialist with the Illinois Federation of Teachers.
Member Ettinger is married to Bonnie J. Ettinger and they have two daughters.
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Gilbert F. O’Brien, Jr.
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Michael H. Prueter
Michael H. Prueter was appointed to the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board in October 2000. Mr. Prueter served as Government Liaison for a number of corporations and trade associations were he negotiated labor contracts with local and national food service vendors. He has received numerous local, state and national awards for his work in youth and family services, humanitarianism, and in legislation. He also received the Illinois General Assembly Award of Recognition for his work.
He also served on a national legislative policy board in Washington, D.C. for several years.
Mr. Prueter has served for many years as pro bono Director of Government Affairs for the Illinois State Crime Commission and as a mentor and tutor in an alternative education program through the Regional Office of Education in DuPage County.
As a mortgage banker, Mr. Prueter has several years of business experience in the banking and financial services industry. Mr. Prueter has previously worked as a staff member in the Illinois House and Illinois Senate. He was elected in his township as Township trustee and served the public in this capacity for 10 years. Mr. Prueter received his Masters in Business Administration from Columbia State University.
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