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 2016 Meeting Cancellation
Please be advised that the board meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, 2016 has been cancelled.
Stay Informed With Our New Hearing Calendar
In an effort to keep its website visitors informed of upcoming hearings, the Board is pleased to announce the addition of a new online calendar, available at http://www.pelrb.state.nm.us/hearingcalendar.php and via the "Hearing Calendar" button at the top of this page.
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.
PELRB Welcomes New Board Member
At its October 7, 2015 meeting the PELRB honored outgoing member Jim Shaffner and welcomed its newest member, Brigadier General John "Jay" Bledsoe, NM Air National Guard (Ret).