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IPS21 IELRA Developments

Total Credits: 1.25

2021 Illinois Public Sector Conference
Thaddeus H. Goodchild |  Kimberly M. Jannotta |  Ellen Maureen Strizak
1 Hour 15 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 02, 2021
Product Type:
On Demand - Also available: On Demand  15
Access for 365 day(s) after purchase.


The panelists will discuss highlights of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board’s decisions from the previous year.


Thaddeus H. Goodchild's Profile

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Deputy General Counsel

Chicago Teachers Union

Thad has served as in-house counsel for the Chicago Teachers Union since 2012.  He represents the CTU and its members in collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, discipline and discharge proceedings, labor board proceedings, and related litigation.  The Chicago Teachers Union represents nearly 25,000 teachers and educational support personnel working in schools funded by City of Chicago School District 299, and by extension, the nearly 400,000 students and families they serve. The CTU is an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Federation of Teachers and is the third-largest teachers local in the United States. Thad holds a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and a law degree and certificate in labor and employment law from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Kimberly M. Jannotta's Profile

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Del Galdo Law Group LLC

Kimberly M. Jannotta is a Partner and Chair of the School Law Practice Group with Del Galdo Law Group, LLC. The School Law Practice Group represents community colleges, elementary school districts, high school districts and a private learning institution as both general and special counsel.  Ms. Jannotta concentrates her practice in the areas of school law, labor and employment law, transactions and litigation. She has represented clients in State and Federal Courts as well as before the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Her experience includes arbitrations, mediations, settlement conferences, advising on Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act issues, presiding over Board meetings, conducting workplace investigations, engaging in collective bargaining agreement negotiations, reviewing student discipline matters, evaluating employee discipline and grievance issues and handling unfair labor practice charges as well as discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims.  Ms. Jannotta is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.  She received her B.A. from Purdue University and her J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law.  

Ellen Maureen Strizak's Profile

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General Counsel

Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board

Ellen Maureen Strizak is General Counsel at the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB). She began working for the IELRB as a Board Writer in 2002. From 2006 until 2010, she was Staff Counsel for the Illinois Labor Relations Board. She returned to the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board in 2010 as Associate General Counsel. Ms. Strizak received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from the John Marshall Law School. Prior to law school, Ms. Strizak organized tenants as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Austin, Texas.

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