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NOTICE: Effective October 6, 2016, the new address for the Springfield Office is:  Illinois Labor Relations Board, 801 S. 7th Street, Suite 1200A, Springfield, IL 62703.

NOTICE: Effective August 1, 2016, the Board has amended its General Procedures. Click here to view the amendments.

The Illinois Public Labor Relations Act (Act) governs labor relations between most public employers in Illinois and their employees.  Throughout the State, the Illinois Labor Relations Board  regulates the designation of employee representatives; the negotiation of wages, hours, and other conditions of employment; and resolves, or if necessary, adjudicates labor disputes.

The State Panel has jurisdiction over all public, non-educational employers and employees in the State of Illinois.  Its jurisdiction includes state government, county governments, municipal governments covering populations not in excess of two million persons, and the Regional Transportation Authority.  The State Panel does not have jurisdiction over educational employers or educational employees, except for firefighters and peace officers employed by a State university.

The Local Panel has jurisdiction over units of local government with a population in excess of two million persons.  This includes not only the County of Cook and the City of Chicago, but also other county- and city-wide governmental entities such as the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, the Chicago Housing Authority, the Chicago Transit Authority, and the Chicago Park District.

The Panels meet monthly to hear and decide cases brought by public employees, their employers, and their labor organizations.

Due to social distancing guidelines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ILRB will only be able to accommodate an extremely limited number of in-person attendees at the Chicago office and no in-person attendees at the Springfield office for our meetings.  The ILRB will provide a call-in number for members of the public to attend and participate via WebEx. 

Next meetings:

LOCAL PANEL MEETING

 November 19, 2020
     160 N. LaSalle Street, Room S-401, Chicago, IL
 

Pursuant to the current Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation and Section 7(e) of the Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/7(e) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Local Panel of the Illinois Labor Relations Board will conduct this meeting by electronic means.  The public may join this meeting by dialing

 Phone No.:  1-415-655-0002

Access Code: 141 924 7962

 To address technical issues with accessing the meeting, please contact Board staff by emailing ILRB.Filing@illinois.gov

 

JOINT PANEL MEETING

No meeting scheduled this month.  

November 19, 2020
     Video
     160 N. LaSalle Street, Room S-401, Chicago, IL
          and
     801 S. 7th Street, Suite 1200A, Springfield, IL
         

Pursuant to the current Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation and Section 7(e) of the Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/7(e) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Panel of the Illinois Labor Relations Board will conduct this meeting by electronic means.  The public may join this meeting by dialing

Phone No.:  1-415-655-0002

Access Code: 141 700 2109

To address technical issues with accessing the meeting, please contact Board staff by emailing ILRB.Filing@illinois.gov