Jennifer Dunn

Jennifer Dunn

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Attorney General Madigan Finds “Right to Work Zones” Preempted by Federal Law

Last Friday, Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued an opinion finding that Illinois counties, municipalities, and other local governments cannot pass local “right to work” ordinances because they are preempted by the National...more

3/27/2015 - Local Ordinance Municipalities NLRA Right to Work

Attorney General Madigan and Labor Unions Defend Fair Share Fees

Over the past several weeks, Illinois’ largest labor unions and Attorney General Lisa Madigan took steps to defend “fair share” fees against Governor Rauner’s Executive Order suspending the collection of those fees, and his...more

3/17/2015 - AFL-CIO Collective Bargaining Fair Share Law State Contractors Unions

Governor Rauner Issues Order Eliminating Fair Share Fees

Yesterday, Governor Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 15-13 eliminating “fair share” fees paid by state employees who choose not to join a union. At the same time, Rauner filed a complaint in federal court seeking a...more

2/11/2015 - Bruce Rauner CBAs Executive Orders Fair Share Contribution First Amendment Public Employees Unions

Village of Posen’s Rough Day in Court: The Perils of Challenging an Arbitration Award

The Illinois Appellate Court recently affirmed an arbitrator’s decision to fully reinstate a police officer terminated for cashing workers’ compensation checks while also receiving full disability pay during recovery from an...more

10/8/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Arbitration Awards Popular

Illinois Appellate Court: School District’s Subcontracting of Transportation Services is “Part of Bargaining Process” and an...

The Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District recently found that a school district did not engage in any unfair labor practices when it subcontracted student transportation services to a third-party vendor and...more

7/3/2014 - Bus Drivers Collective Bargaining Hiring & Firing Public Employees School Districts Subcontractors Subcontracts Termination Unfair Labor Practices Unions

Supreme Court Issues Decision In Harris V.Quinn: Abood Survives, But For How Long?

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court issued its anxiously anticipated decision in Harris v. Quinn, a case brought by Illinois home health aides challenging the requirement in a collective bargaining agreement that they...more

7/2/2014 - Collective Bargaining First Amendment Harris v Quinn Home Health Care Medicaid Public Employees Right to Work SCOTUS Union Dues Unions

President Obama Announces Three Nominees To NLRB

Today President Obama announced his intent to nominate current Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and management-side labor and employment attorneys Harry I. Johnson, III and Philip A. Miscimarra to the National Labor Relations...more

4/11/2013 - Barack Obama NLRB Nominations

NLRB Asserts Jurisdiction Over Chicago Nonprofit Corporation That Operates Charter School

In a 3-1 decision in Chicago Mathematics & Science Academy Charter School, Inc. and Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers & Staff, IFT, AFT, AFL-CIO, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) asserted jurisdiction over a...more

1/4/2013 - Charter Schools Jurisdiction NLRA NLRB

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