Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
July 10, 2018 Agenda
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.


Best Practices Before the PELRB

The PELRB will be presenting a 5 hour program entitled "BEST PRACTICES BEFORE THE PELRB" and to invite you to attend if you are interested.

In this program you will review the Board's procedural requirements and hear practical tips for handling any Board proceeding. Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • Surviving the Director's initial review.
  • Examples of good and bad pleadings.
  • Dispositive motions.
  • How to make the most of your Scheduling Conference.
  • Practical ways to make case presentation more effectual.
  • The Board's relaxed rules of evidence.
  • Preparation for any Board hearing and what to expect at the hearing.
  • Opening Statements and Closing Arguments or Closing Briefs.
  • Relaxed Rules of Evidence and the "legal residuum" rule.
  • Effective examinations of your witnesses and cross-examination of theirs.

The program is scheduled for Monday, July 16, 2018 at the PELRB office in Albuquerque. Please RSVP by June 29, 2018.

July 10, 2018 Board Meeting Notice

The Public Employee Labor Relations Board will meet on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 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.

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).