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.

Next meetings:


Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.
     160 N. LaSalle Street, Room S-401, Chicago, IL


     No meeting scheduled at this time.


Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:00 A.M.  
     160 N. LaSalle Street, Room S-401, Chicago, IL
     801 S. 7th Street, Suite 1200A, Springfield, IL