Thomas J. Griego, Executive Director
Welcome to the New Mexico Public Employee Labor Relations Board
The New Mexico Public Employee Bargaining Act (PEBA), (§§ 10-7E-1
through 10-7E-26 NMSA 1978), creates the Public Employee Labor
Relations Board (PELRB). The Act reinstates collective bargaining
for public employees, which expired in 1999. This means that the Board has authority
over all general collective bargaining matters between employee organizations or
individual public employees and either state agencies or units of local government that
that have not established a local labor board. The PELRB also has jurisdiction to ensure
that local labor ordinances and resolutions (and in some instances, local labor boards) comply
with PEBA. You have my pledge as the Board's Executive Director that I will do my best to guarantee
public employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employers; promote harmonious and
cooperative relationships between public employers and employees; and protect the public interest
by assuring the orderly operation and functioning of the state and its political subdivisions as required
by the PEBA, § 2.
February 2015 Board Meeting
The Public Employee Labor Relations Board will meet on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9:30 am. The meeting will be held at the Board's offices located at 2929 Coors Blvd. N.W., Suite 303 in Albuquerque, NM.
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
The New Mexico Public Employee Labor Relations Board ("NMPELRB") hereby gives notice that it will conduct a public rule hearing at its offices at 2929 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 on Friday, February 20, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. The purpose of the public hearing will be to correct typographical errors and obtain input on the proposed amendment of existing rules codified as 11.21.1 NMAC General Provisions, 11.21.2 NMAC Representation Proceedings, 18.104.22.168 Prohibited Practices Proceedings and 11.21.5 NMAC Approval of Local Boards. Interested individuals may provide comments at the public hearing and/or submit written comments to Thomas Griego, Executive Director, New Mexico Public Employee Labor Relations Board, 2929 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Tom.Griego@state.nm.us) (505) 831-5422, fax (505) 831-8820.
Written comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date of the hearing. However, the submission of written comments as soon as possible is encouraged. Parties seeking to attend the public hearing telephonically must inform Mr. Matthew Abousleman, Executive Administrative Assistant, at the address or phone number above or by e-mail at MatthewJ.Abousleman@state.nm.us, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16th.
Copies of the proposed rules may be accessed on the Board's website (http://www.pelrb.state.nm.us), or obtained from Mr. Abousleman at the email address or phone number indicated.
Individuals with disabilities who require this information in an alternative format or need any form of auxiliary aid to attend or participate in either of these meetings are asked to contact Mr. Abousleman as soon as possible. The NMPELRB requires at least 10 days advance notice to provide requested special accommodations.
Collective Bargaining Interest Cards
A standardized form for public employees and bargaining representatives seeking to demonstrate interest in collective bargaining is now available on the PELRB website. To download the printable PDF, please visit our Forms page and right-click the "Union Membership Interest Card" link at the bottom of the list.
How to Win Before the PELRB
Thomas Griego, PELRB Executive Director
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Due to the tremendous response to the recent presentation on "HOW TO WIN BEFORE THE PELRB" the Board will repeat the presentation on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 beginning at 1:30 p.m. In this program you will review procedural requirements and hear practical tips, primarily regarding Prohibited Practice Complaints but with applicability to any Board proceeding, that can help both management and labor representatives improve the outcome of cases before the PELRB. Some of the topics to be discussed include:
- What your Hearing Examiner should know before the pre-hearing conference.
- Examples of good and bad pleadings and initial review.
- How to make the most of your Scheduling Conference.
- Practical ways to make case presentation more effectual.
- Hearing and post-hearing suggestions to reinforce a case before your Hearing Examiner and the Board.
- Common mistakes in presenting damages or other remedies - How to improve.
- Dispositive motions.
- The Board's relaxed rules of evidence.
- How to get Hearing Officer to actually like you and why it matters.
- Your client's presence and behavior throughout hearing.
Please RSVP by January 23, 2015
Attention: Practice Manual Updated 3/18/14
Memorandum Regarding Board Member Appointment
At their July 1st meeting the Board waived their attorney-client privilege to a memo dated May 27th, 2014. To view the memo click the link below.
May 27th Memorandum
Board and Staff Members
Terms and qualifications of PELRB members is governed by NMSA (1978) Section 10-7E-8 and its powers and duties by NMSA (1978) Section 10-7E-9. For more information on the individual board members and their history please use the "Board Members" tab at the top of this page.