Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
July 10, 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 1, 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 6, 2018 Agenda Minutes
February 6, 2018 Agenda Minutes
January 9, 2018 Agenda Minutes
November 14, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 1, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 6, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 25, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 7, 2017 Agenda Minutes
January 10, 2017 Agenda Minutes
TGThomas 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.


Cancellation Notice for Friday, August 10, 2018 Board Meeting

Please be advised that the PELRB board meeting scheduled for Friday, August 10, 2018 has been cancelled.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The New Mexico Public Employee Labor Relations Board ("NMPELRB"), pursuant to Section 10-7E-9, NMSA 1978 (2017), hereby gives notice that it will conduct a public rulemaking hearing at its offices at 2929 Coors Blvd. NW, Ste. 303, Albuquerque, NM 87102 on Tuesday September 4, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to amend 11.21.1 NMAC to correct typographical errors and obtain input on proposed amendments to Sections 7, 10 and 24. 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 ( (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, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday August 28. Copies of the proposed rules may be accessed on the Board's website (, 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.

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 and via the "Hearing Calendar" button at the top of this page.

Board and Staff Members

Matt Abousleman, Operations Manager Thomas J. Griego, Executive Director Roger "Bart" Bartosiewicz, Vice-Chair Duff Westbrook, Board Chair John "Jay" Bledsoe, Board Member
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

Brigadier General John "Jay" Bledsoe, NM Air National Guard (Ret)
PELRB members, from left to right: Roger "Bart" Bartosiewicz, Vice-Chair, Duff Westbrook, Board Chair, Brigadier General John "Jay" Bledsoe, NM Air National Guard (Ret), Board Member, and Jim Shaffner, 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).