NEA-New Mexico Employee Rights
Employee Rights PowerPoint Presentation
A Trio of Rights Based on Court Decisions: Garrity Rights, Weingarten-like Rights to Representation, and Loudermill Rights
Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability
Open Meeting Act and Inspection of Public Records Act
The Open Meetings Act applies to all local school boards in New Mexico. Major provisions include notice requirements, published agendas, etc. The “Open Meetings Act,” NMSA 1978, Sections 10-15-1 to 10-15-4, is known as a “sunshine law.” All states have such laws, which are essentially motivated by the belief that the democratic ideal is best served by a well-informed public. Sunshine laws generally require that public business be conducted in full public view, that the actions of public bodies be taken openly, and that the deliberations of public bodies be open to the public.
The Inspection of Public Records Act requires public access to virtually all public records. While there are a few legitimate exceptions, most are available for public inspection.
NEA-New Mexico is committed to protecting the basic rights of school employees at all levels, from the schoolhouse to the statehouse. A part of that protection is a member defense fund, voluntarily funded by active professional members of the association who care deeply about their fellow employees. If you are an active professional member and do not wish to support this defense fund, please call us at 505.982.1916.