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IPS21 Public Education: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

Total Credits: 1.25

2021 Illinois Public Sector Conference
Labor Law |  Labor Relations
John Brosnan |  Lisa R. Callaway |  Steve A. Yokich
1 Hour 16 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.


In this session we’ll discuss the procedural and substantive challenges of bargaining in a pandemic, and  review significant IELRB cases of interest, providing both the union and management perspective.  Also, we will discuss advantages and disadvantages of conducting virtual proceedings before the IELRB and its administrative law judges. 


John Brosnan Related seminars and products

Special Counsel

Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board

John F. Brosnan has been Special Counsel to the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board since 2012.  Prior thereto, he was the Executive Director of the Illinois Labor Relations Board for seven years.  Mr. Brosnan is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Lisa R. Callaway's Profile

Lisa R. Callaway Related seminars and products


Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga LLC

LISA R. CALLAWAY is a partner with Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC and brings more than thirty years of experience providing skilled employment and labor law counsel to private and public sector clients. Before joining Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC, Lisa was a partner at Clark Baird Smith LLP, Vice President and General Counsel for The Management Association of Illinois, and an associate in private practice in labor and employment law firms. During her career, she has represented employers dealing with labor, employment and human resources issues. Lisa assists employers in collective bargaining, arbitration, employment discrimination, wage and hour, and general labor and employment law matters. She also provides training, conducts workplace investigations and advises public and private sector employers on business issues. Lisa’s experience extends to managing a small business. Lisa has negotiated numerous private and public sector collective bargaining agreements. She has also litigated cases in federal and state courts and before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Public and Educational Labor Relations Boards. Lisa frequently lectures on labor and employment law issues and has authored articles on sexual harassment, employment discrimination, employment termination, Sarbanes-Oxley, social media and workplace Internet/e-mail abuse.  Representative groups before whom Lisa has presented include the American Bar Association, State and Local Government Committee; National Public Employer Labor Relations Association; Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association; Rocky Mountain Public Employer Labor Relations Association; Illinois Association of School Boards; Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association; National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors; National Business Institute; National Association for Business Resources; Western States Labor Relations Association; Chicago Labor and Employment Relations Association and Illinois Society for Human Resources Management. Lisa has worked as an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, and has been a guest lecturer for the Loyola University Institute of Human Resources and Industrial Relations and Department of Education and Northern Illinois University, Department of Education. She is a past chairperson of the Chicago Bar Association, School Law Committee.  She currently serves as a commissioner and vice chairperson of the City of Elmhurst Zoning and Planning Commission and is an advocate and active member of the Illinois Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Steve A. Yokich's Profile

Steve A. Yokich Related seminars and products


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

Stephen A. Yokich graduated from Northwestern University in 1978 and cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981. He clerked for the Honorable George Clifton Edwards, the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1981 to 1982. Stephen served as the General Counsel for Labor for the Education and Labor Committee of the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 1994 and as Associate General Counsel for the International Union, UAW in the UAW’s Washington D.C. office from 1995 to 1998. He currently holds a part-time position as Associate General Counsel for the UAW. Stephen represents private and public sector labor unions in cases before state and federal labor relations boards and in state and federal trial and appellate courts. This representation encompasses the enforcement of union contracts and the defense of cases involving allegations of discrimination, breach of the duty of fair representation and state law torts. He represents unions in cases with the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration and with State occupational safety and health agencies. He also represents individuals and classes of individuals in suits under the civil rights acts, in suits involving the wage and hour laws and in suits involving retiree health and pension benefits. Stephen is admitted to the bar of the State of Illinois and to the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois and the Northern District of Indiana. He is also admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court and to the United State Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Circuits.

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