Director of Field and Organizing
Illinois Federation of Teachers
Nicholas L. Christen is the Director of Field and Organizing and in-house counsel for the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT). Mr. Christen specializes in union representation, collective bargaining, and unfair labor practice matters for state, university, community college and k-12 employees and supervises a staff of 40 Field Service Directors, Organizers, and Researchers. He is also an occasional adjunct Professor of Labor Law at the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations. Prior to joining the IFT, Mr. Christen represented public employees for AFSCME in Central and Southern Illinois. Mr. Christen received his B.A. in Political Science from Miami University and his J.D. from the Chase College of Law.