Los Alamos Police Have Unionized

Labor Management Relations Board members monitoring Tuesday’s election include Eppie Trujillo, standing and Trey Frazier. LMRB member Felicia Orth also was in attendance. Courtesy photo
 
The official secret ballot used in Tuesday’s election. Courtesy photo
 
STAFF REPORT
 
Voters sent an overwhelming message to unionize the local police department during Tuesday’s International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) Bargaining Unit election held 4-7 p.m., in the Boards & Commissions Room at the County Municipal Building.

 
Nineteen voters cast yes ballots and one voter cast a no ballot. There were two additional ballots that weren’t counted because they were sealed in envelopes as provisional ballots from probationary employees. However, those votes were not needed as part of the count because the 19 affirmative votes more than met the 40 percent of 23, or 10 affirmative votes required.
 
The results will officially be certified in a meeting 10 working days from the election.
 
Ballots were slipped into this locked box. Courtesy photo
 
Labor Management Relations Board members conducting and monitoring Tuesday’s election included:
  • Labor Representative Trey Frazier;
  • Management Representative Felicia Orth; and
  • Neutral Representative Eppie Trujillo.
About the Labor Management Relations Board
 
The purpose of the Labor Management Relations Board is to guarantee employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employer, 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.
 
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