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.
Holiday Office Closure
The Board's office will be closed Wednesday, December 24th through Friday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday.
Applications for Union Membership
Application forms for union membership are 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
Thursday, December 11, 2014
PELRB Executive Director Thomas Griego will be presenting a 3.5 hour program entitled "HOW TO WIN BEFORE THE PELRB" at 9:00 am on Thursday, December 11, 2014. All interested parties are invited to attend.
Due to the tremendous response to the recent invitation to attend the PELRB's presentation on "HOW TO WIN BEFORE THE PELRB" we must change the location in order to accommodate all those wishing to attend. The date and time of the presentation remain the same; December 11, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The location has been moved to the Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121. If you want to attend but can't arrange your schedule to attend on December 11 please let us know and if interest in a second presentation at a later date is high enough, we will schedule a second presentation after the new year.
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 advocates improve the outcome of their 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 as soon as possible.
Attention: Practice Manual Updated 3/18/14
December 2014 Board Meeting
The Public Employee Labor Relations Board will meet on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 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.
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.