The IEA-NEA provides attorneys to represent local affiliates and members in disputes with school boards covering a wide-range of legal issues. Representation of local affiliates and members may include resolving issues before the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, other administrative agencies and courts. Our attorneys provide legal advice to IEA-NEA staff and leaders, analyzing facts of a dispute to determine whether there may be a meritorious case to pursue. The IEA legal department has also created a simple guide and videos covering various legal issues affecting your employment.
Workshops are conducted by our attorneys and paralegals at statewide, region and local levels to empower members and leaders to identify and handle issues so problems don’t turn into litigation. Training topics cover a wide range of employment, labor and school law issues. Additionally, a basic guide on laws governing members’ employment issues, including video tutorials, can be found in the “Your Legal Rights” documents.