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Labor Relations

The Labor Relations Unit is organized into two functions: Labor Relations and the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). 

With a workforce of 39,448 employees, the Labor Relations team collaborates closely with various labor unions to negotiate wages, hours, and other essential terms of employment. The collective bargaining rights of CPS employees are protected under the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act (115 ILCS 5/1 et seq.) and the Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/34-1 et seq.). The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board ensures compliance with these laws.

The OAH ensures the effective administration of employee grievances, collective bargaining provisions, Board policies and rules, and employee discipline to facilitate compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.

For further information about CPS collective bargaining units, please contact