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Title:Educational Labor Relations Board
Contact Name:Victor Blackwell
Contact Title:Executive Director
Contact Comments:


Function:The Board administers Educational Labor Relations Act that gives educators rights to organize and bargains collectively; promulgates regulations for bargaining units and representation elections; may invoke mediation in unresolved labor disputes; investigates charges of unfair labor practices.
Term:6 years, and until successor is appointed.
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:No more than 3 from the same political party
Qualifications:Minimum of 5 years’ experience representing educational employers and employees in collective bargaining matters.
Compensation:Chairman, $106,863 per year; Members, $96,180 per year
Composition:5 members appointed by Governor - Chairman to be designated by Governor - 4 members constitute a quorum
Chair:Designated by the Governor at the time of appointment
Authority:115 ILCS 5/5

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Biggert, Judy6/1/20204/6/2015RepublicanGovernorMemberDuPage
O'Brien Jr., Gilbert F.6/1/20226/20/2011IndependentGovernorMemberCook
Sered, Lynne6/1/20206/1/2004DemocratGovernorMemberCook
Shayne, Laura6/1/20229/19/2016DemocratGovernorMemberNone
Waintroob, Andrea6/1/20204/6/2015RepublicanGovernorChairLake