Chaves County Sheriff’s Office To Form Union

Deputies of the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office have initiated the legal process to form their own union. The Roswell Daily Record reports the Chaves County Labor Management Relations Board is scheduled to hold a special meeting Thursday to consider the petition from the International Union of Police Association, AFL-CIO. The petition says Sheriff’s Office deputies, sergeants, detectives and animal control officers seek the certification of AFL-CIO, as their exclusive bargaining unit. About 34 Sheriff’s Office employees would be in the proposed union.