Total Credits: 1.25 Illinois
You will hear an overview of all of the interest arbitration decisions that were rendered in 2020, with commentary from an experienced and well versed panel that includes a neutral arbitrator, a union attorney and a management attorney. You will also learn about the impact of the COVID pandemic on these decisions as well as predictions regarding how the pandemic may impact future bargaining and interest arbitration.
Tamara Cummings serves as General Counsel to the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police, a large public sector union representing law enforcement bargaining units. She has held that position since January, 2010. She has worked as an attorney for the Labor Council since 2003, and in this capacity she has represented law enforcement officers and civilian employees in all areas of labor and employment relations. She has acted as lead counsel in contract negotiations, grievance arbitrations, interest arbitrations, discipline hearings and various court cases in circuit and appellate courts throughout the State of
Brian E. Reynolds has been a labor arbitrator, based in Springfield, Illinois, since 2004. From 1985 until 2003, Mr. Reynolds served as Executive Director of the Illinois Labor Relations Board. Prior to joining the Board, he served as a labor attorney for the Illinois Department of Central Management Services and as an attorney for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and the Illinois Commerce Commission. Mr. Reynolds received his J.D. degree from the University of Illinois in 1978 and his B.A. in Economics from the University of Dayton in 1975.