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Title:Educational Labor Relations Board
Website:Educational Labor Relations Board
Contact Name:Victor Blackwell
Contact Title:Executive Director
Contact E-Mail:victor.blackwell@illinois.gov
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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:The Governor shall appoint to the Board only persons who are residents of Illinois and have had a minimum of 5 years of experience directly related to labor and employment relations in representing educational employers or educational employees in collective bargaining matters. Each member shall devote his entire time to the duties of the office, and shall hold no other office or position of profit, nor engage in any other business, employment or vocation.
Compensation:Chairman, $108,680 per year; Members, $97,815 per year
Composition:5 members appointed by Governor - Chairman to be designated by Governor - 3 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
Grossman, Steven6/1/20263/1/2021DemocratGovernorMemberCook
Hays, Chad6/1/20261/4/2021RepublicanGovernorMemberVermilion
Ishmael, Michelle6/1/20223/1/2021DemocratGovernorMemberSangamon
O'Brien Jr., Gilbert F.6/1/20226/20/2011IndependentGovernorMemberCook
Shayne, Lara6/1/20262/26/2021DemocratGovernorChairCook