D. Shane Jones is Featured Speaker at IASA Abe Lincoln Division Meeting Regarding Collective Bargaining

Mar 3, 2010

Attorneys from Tueth Keeney often contribute their time and talents on a voluntary basis to educate and inform their colleagues and friends of the firm. Tueth Keeney is proud of its commitment to advising and educating school administrators on the complex and ever changing legal issues facing public schools. In the spirit of that commitment, Tueth Keeney shareholder, D. Shane Jones recently served as a featured speaker at the Illinois Association of School Administrator’s Abe Lincoln Division meeting in Mt. Zion, Illinois.

The Abe Lincoln meeting took place March 3, 2010. Shane took the opportunity to share some of his insight and expertise on Collective Bargaining During Tough Economic Times. He talked about the importance of team members, including administrators and board members, becoming even more familiar with the district’s finances, revenue streams, and cost projections.   In addition, he provided many practical tips on negotiating strategies and shared some “tricks of the trade” that can serve districts well as they sit down at the table for collective bargaining.   Finally, he described common mistakes that can sometimes be made in negotiations, and explained how they can be avoided.

Shane Jones practices in the areas of labor and employment law, education law, and litigation in both Missouri and Illinois. He routinely advises and represents employers in wage and hour matters, in the design and review of employee handbooks, and disciplining and terminating employees. Shane has also successfully defended employers against discrimination claims, First Amendment claims, Due Process claims, and other constitutional issues, in both state and federal courts. Shane has been a Tueth Keeney shareholder since January, 2003.

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 collective bargaining table. He has directly negotiated, or participated significantly 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.

Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. 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.