D. Shane Jones Featured in Roundtable Panel Discussion Addressing Illinois School District Collective Bargaining Issues

Mar 12, 2009

For the second consecutive year, Tueth Keeney shareholder D. Shane Jones participated as a member in a roundtable discussion regarding Collective Bargaining Issues at the ISDLAF+ (Illinois School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus) User Group School Finance Seminar. The seminar, presented by the Illinois Association of School Business Officials on March 12, 2009 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Fairview Heights, Illinois. The Illinois ASBO is devoted to the school business management profession and strives to promote the standards of school business administration.

The Seminar was a working session for superintendents, business managers, and other management team members to share with one another the issues they are negotiating, strategies they are using and solutions they have found. There program included a short presentation by a panel of administrators, attorneys and bargaining team members, followed by a question and answer session with the panel and an open discussion among participants.

Tueth Keeney is proud to be one of the state’s largest Illinois education law practices. The firm has one of the most experienced groups of attorneys in Central and Southern Illinois dedicated to serving public schools. We regularly represent nearly 150 public school districts, including many districts in Central and Southern Illinois. Our Firm is also regularly appointed by insurers of educational institutions to represent districts in complex or difficult cases involving school or civil rights laws.

Shane Jones practices in the areas of labor & employment law, education law, and litigation in both Missouri and Illinois. He routinely advises and represents employers in wage and hour matters, the design and review of employee handbooks, and disciplining and terminating employees. Shane has successfully defended employers against discrimination claims, First Amendment claims, Due Process claims, and other Labor and Employment actions in state and federal courts.

Shane also practices in the area of collective bargaining and labor relations. He is experienced in crafting proposals and counter-proposals, and in effectively presenting the employer’s position at the bargaining table.   He has directly negotiated or participated extensively behind the scenes in the negotiation of more than fifty collective bargaining agreements under the National Labor Relations Act, the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, and in the “meet and confer” process under the Missouri Public Sector Labor Law.

Shane is a Vice-Chair of the Missouri Bar Labor & Employment Law Committee, an author of the “Prevailing Wage” chapter in the most recent Missouri Employee-Employer Law Desk Book, and a co-author of the “Employment Law” chapter in the most recent Missouri Bar School Law Desk Book as well as its most recent supplement. Shane has been a Tueth Keeney shareholder since Januar