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IPS21 Nuts & Bolts of Strikes and Impasse Resolution


Total Credits: 1.25

Bundles:
2021 Illinois Public Sector Conference
Category:
Labor Law |  Labor Relations
Faculty:
Melissa Auerbach |  Gary Bailey |  Mark W. Bennett |  Robb Craddock |  John J. Weathers
Duration:
1 Hour 15 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 02, 2021
Product Type:
On Demand - Also available: On Demand  15
License:
Access for 365 day(s) after purchase.


Description

The panel will describe the basics of impasse resolution under the IPLRA and IELRA, focusing on the right to strike and the right to interest arbitration.

Faculty

Melissa Auerbach's Profile

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Partner

Dowd, Bloch, Bennett, Cervone, Auerbach & Yokich, LLP


Melissa Auerbach is a partner with the Chicago law firm of Dowd, Bloch, Bennett, Cervone, Auerbach & Yokich, LLP. She represents public and private sector labor unions in all aspects of litigation before federal and state trial and appellate courts; before state and federal administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Labor Relations Board and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board; and in labor arbitrations. She also advises unions with respect to organizing campaigns and collective bargaining. She is a member of the Illinois bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh, Third, Tenth, and District of Columbia Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar), Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, and Eastern District of Wisconsin. She is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.


Gary Bailey's Profile

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Attorney

Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council


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. 



Robb Craddock's Profile

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Senior Director, Labor & Employee Relations

University of Illinois


Robb B. Craddock currently serves as Senior Director of Labor and Employee Relations – Illinois Human Resources for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  At the University, Mr. Craddock serves as chief spokesperson and is responsible for the administration of twenty (20) different labor agreements covering university employees.  Mr. Craddock represents the University’s Chancellor in grievance matters. Prior to working for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Robb Craddock served as the Deputy Director of Labor Relations for the Illinois Department of Central Management Services from September 2008 through January 2015. In that role, he successfully handled labor relations matters on behalf of the Office of the Governor.  Mr. Craddock represented the largest employer in the State of Illinois.  His tenure as the State of Illinois’ chief labor negotiator exposed him to multiple labor unions including American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Service Employees International Union, Teamsters and various trade unions.  In 2019, Robb Craddock returned to Illinois Department of Central Management Services in conjunction with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to serve as Chief Labor Relations Negotiator and Executive Branch Labor Relations Advisor.  While in that capacity, he successfully negotiated an agreement with AFSCME Council 31; ending a four (4) year labor dispute.  In October 2013, Mr. Craddock accepted on behalf of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services the James Baird Leadership Award for 2013 presented by the Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IPELRA).  This annual award recognizes leadership and achievement in Illinois public sector labor relations.  Robb is an at-Large Member of the IPELRA Board of Directors, and a member of the Legislative Advocacy Committee. Mr. Craddock received his Master of Public Administration with a graduate certification in Public Sector Labor Relations from the University of Illinois at Springfield.  Mr. Craddock received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Western Illinois University.


John J. Weathers's Profile

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Commissioner

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service


John Weathers is Commissioner of Mediation in the Peoria, Illinois field service area of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). Mr. Weathers joined the FMCS in 2016 after working as labor counsel for the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council (ILFOPLC) in Springfield, IL for over six years. While with the ILFOPLC he negotiated and administered numerous collective bargaining agreements, presented cases in grievance and interest arbitration, and handled various court and labor board issues. Prior to his employment with the ILFOPLC, Mr. Weathers worked for the State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) for nearly four years. His duties at CMS included grievance arbitration, unfair labor practices charges filed against state employees and agencies and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.. Prior to practicing labor law Mr. Weathers was an State of Illinois Assistant Attorney General focused on defending the State in Federal and State Courts against various constitutional claims. Mr. Weathers received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois and his law degree from the Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology.


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