Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
December 2, 2014 Agenda Minutes
October 7, 2014 Agenda Minutes
August 5, 2014 Agenda Minutes
July 1, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2014
(Board Training)
Agenda Minutes
May 28, 2014 Agenda Minutes
April 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes
March 26, 2014 Agenda Minutes
February 11, 2014 Agenda
January 14, 2014 Agenda Minutes
December 10, 2013 Agenda Minutes
October 8, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 11, 2013 Agenda Minutes
August 16, 2013 Agenda Minutes
July 8, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 11, 2013 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.


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
9:00 am

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

Matt Abousleman, Executive Administrative Assistant Thomas J. Griego, Executive Director Roger "Bart" Bartosiewicz, Vice-Chair Duff Westbrook, Board Chair Jim Shaffner, 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.