Labor Management Relations Board

Next Meeting:  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. IN THE GOVERNING BOARD ROOM #223

The purpose of the Board is to guarantee employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employee, to protect the rights of the employer and the employees and to promote harmonious and cooperative relationships between the employer and the employees; and to acknowledge the obligation of the employer and the employees to provide orderly and uninterrupted services to the citizens.

“Collective bargaining” means the act of negotiating between the employer and an exclusive representative for the purpose of entering into a written agreement regarding wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Santa Fe Community College Resolution (excerpt), July 2005

Board Members and Officers

Marlene K. Schwaljé is President and CEO of Infinite Resolutions, LLC. She is committed to the organization and its people who seek to create a culture of respectful communication and collaboration from the workplace to the board room by building upon organizational and interpersonal strengths. She has mediated and facilitated with the New Mexico Public Education Special Education Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education, Utah Board of Special Education, and serves as EEOC mediator with the U.S. Department of the Interior. She holds a degree in social work (community organizing/social casework) from Temple University (Penn.)

Justin R. Kaufman is an attorney and a partner in the Santa Fe office of Kelly, Durham & Pittard, LLP. His law practice focuses on representing people at trial and on appeal who have been harmed by corporations and individuals. He has extensive experience in complex litigation including catastrophic injury, product defect, pharmaceutical, consumer fraud, and medical negligence cases. Justin received a B.A. from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Temple Law Review. Mr. Kaufman also holds an M.B.A. from Temple University’s Fox School of Business.
Dr. Thomas Gonzales has served for 45 years at faculty and administrative positions in Community Colleges across the United States. He has held leadership positions at several colleges including 28 years at the President/Chancellor level. In these leadership positions he has had extensive experience with collective bargaining. He has also served on numerous local, state and national boards in Higher Education and Environment sectors. He is currently a consultant in Higher Education and resides with his wife in Santa Fe.

Meeting Dates

The Board will customarily meet on the second Friday of the month, or as needed.

Meeting Agendas

August 10, 2018
July 6, 2018
May 25, 2018
April 13, 2018
March 9, 2018

Dec. 8, 2017

Meeting Minutes

Labor Management Relations Board, Minutes 5/23/18
Labor Management Relations Board, Minutes 4/13/18
Labor Management Relations Board, Minutes 3/9/18
Labor Management Relations Board, Minutes 12/8/17
Labor Management Relations Board, Minutes 11/10/17
Labor Management Relations Board, Minutes 10/10/17
Labor Management Relations Board, Minutes 9/12/17

Meeting Videos

SFCC Labor Management Relations Board Meeting 5/25/18
SFCC Labor Management Relations Board Meeting 4/13/18
SFCC Labor Management Relations Board Meeting 3/9/18
SFCC Labor Management Relations Board Meeting 12/8/17
SFCC Labor Management Relations Board Meeting 11/10/17
SFCC Labor Management Relations Board Meeting 10/10/17
SFCC Labor Management Relations Board Meeting 9/12/2017

Board Rules

  1. General Provisions
  2. Representation Proceedings
  3. Prohibited Practices Proceedings

Board Resolutions

Open Meetings Act Resolution 12/8/17

SFCC Governing Board Resolutions

Santa Fe Community College Labor Management Relations Resolution, July 2005


To communicate with the Board:

  • Public Comment during Board meetings
  • Communications Box: SFCC’s Labor Management Relations Board has set up a Communications Box at the Main Entrance for interested parties to submit comments and suggestions. Submissions will be collected daily and shared with the members of the Board.
  • Submit a question/concern online

To submit an item or ask to be added to a Board Meeting Agenda, and/or to file a formal complaint (must be submitted in writing), and/or to contact the Custodian of Records, direct all correspondence to:

SFCC Labor Management Relations Board
Attn: Donna Wells, Executive Assistant to Boards
Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Yes! I would like to receive news from the Labor Management Relations Board.

To File a Complaint

All complaints must include:

  • the name, address and phone number of the respondent
  • the specific section of the Resolution claimed to have been violated
  • the name, address and phone number of the complainant
  • a concise description of the facts constituting the asserted violation
  • a declaration that the information provided is true and correct to the knowledge of the complaining party.

Please note that complaints must be filed with six months following the conduct claimed to violate the Resolution. For additional information, please see Section III in Rules and Regulations, above.


New Mexico Public Employee Labor Relations Board

New Mexico Public Employee Bargaining Act

New Mexico Open Meetings Act and Inspection of Public Records Act


About SFCC
Governing Board

For more information contact Patricia Newman | 505-428-1148