The panel will provide a summary of all ILRB and court decisions issued in the past year concerning the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act and will discuss several significant decisions and rulings. The Board’s General Counsel will also provide an overview of the Board’s structure and administrative performance as well as recent amendments to the Act.
Gary Bailey has served as a labor attorney for the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council for over 25 years. He is involved in negotiations, grievance arbitrations and interest arbitrations on behalf of sworn peace officers and law enforcement personnel across the State of Illinois. Mr. Bailey is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law and was elected in 2017 to the Section Council, which serves as the governing board. He served as Co-Chairman of the State and Local Government Bargaining and Employment Law Committee from 2009-2012 and presently serves as Union Co-Chair for the Sub-Committee on Interest Arbitration. Mr. Bailey received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he is a member of the Senior Partner Council. He was inducted as a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2008.
Helen Kim has been the General Counsel for the Illinois Labor Relations Board since November 1, 2016. Prior to her position at the ILRB, she was General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Labor. Helen began her state service as labor relations counsel with the Illinois Department of Central Management Services, representing state agencies in arbitrations as well as cases before the ILRB. She also served as Assistant State’s Attorney in the Civil Actions Bureau of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office where she represented Cook County and its elected officials in labor and employment matters. Helen received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.
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