Labor Unit

The Labor Unit was created in FY85 to provide services to counties under the new Illinois Public Labor Relations Act by enabling legislation effective August 3, 1984.


State's Attorneys may request representation for their elected officials and county boards in all forms of labor relations, including conducting pre-election information campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, grievances, unfair labor practice charges, mediation, arbitration, and other cases before the State Labor Relations Board and circuit and appellate courts as required.


The Labor Unit is located at 725 South 2nd Street, Springfield, Illinois.


Chief Labor Counsel: (Administrator)







Jack Knuppel




Mr. Knuppel represented 5 client counties as Special Assistant State's Attorney, and contractual attorneys rendered services to 7 counties in FY15. In addition, Mr. Knuppel served as the chief Agency negotiator and counsel for all collective bargaining matters arising under the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Agency and Council 31 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.