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Susan M. Matta


Asher Gittler & D'Alba Ltd.

Susan Matta is a shareholder with Asher, Gittler & D’Alba, Ltd. Her union career began in 1995, when she entered the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute’s Apprenticeship Program, and later became a staff union organizer at UFCW Local 951, where she worked on NLRB election campaigns and corporate pressure campaigns. After graduating from law school, Susan served as a Law Fellow with Service Employees International Union on a corporate pressure campaign against a local hospital chain, where she represented individuals who were sued for medical debt. Susan then served as the General Counsel for Service Employees International Union, Local 73 for almost ten years, where she represented both public and private employees. As in-house General Counsel, Susan gained invaluable and extensive knowledge of the institutional concerns and needs of unions, conducted numerous trainings for both staff and members, and gained extensive experience representing the union in negotiations, arbitrations, State and Federal Court, and before the National Labor Relations Board, Illinois Labor Relations Board, Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, Illinois Department of Human Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 2013, Susan transitioned to private practice with Carmell Charone Widmer Moss & Barr, where she became a partner and focused on representing firefighter clients. She is experienced at representing firefighter unions, small and large, in contract negotiations, contract enforcement, interest arbitration, unfair labor practice proceedings, and court litigation. In 2019, she joined Asher, Gittler & D’Alba, where she continues to focus on representing firefighter clients. She received her B.A. from Hampshire College and her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law.

2021 Illinois Public Sector Conference
Kelly Coyle |  Leslie JP Fyans, III |  Susan M. Matta |  Amber Spainhour
1 Hour 16 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 03, 2021
Product Type:
On Demand
$20.00 - Regular Price

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