OCEA in the Register

OCEA General Manager Jennifer Muir Beuthin writes a bi-weekly column in the Orange County Register about issues impacting working people.

Honor veterans by voting yes on Irvine’s Measure B

May 30, 2018

This past Memorial Day weekend, so many of my neighbors put out their American flags to honor those who have fallen in service to our country, whose sacrifices allowed us to barbecue and enjoy the beautiful sunny day.

UC strike is over growing racial, gender inequality

May 16, 2018

Last week, nurses’ aids, respiratory therapists, security guards and thousands of other workers who make California’s university system the envy of the nation went on strike.

Making a difference for women in the workplace

April 11, 2018

As women across the country continue to speak out against sexual harassment, assault and discrimination on the job, here in Orange County government we are committed to make progress toward creating a safer and more equitable work environment.

Better justice through local funding control

February 8, 2018

The crowd grew very quickly at Anaheim’s Pearson Park on Monday. By 6 p.m., more than 400 peaceful demonstrators holding signs that read “Unity” and “Stop Hate” were gathered at the park near Harbor Boulevard and Cypress Street. Just two days earlier, the location was the scene of a violent and bloody clash between a handful of Ku Klux Klan members and a group of anti-Klan – mainly young – protestors.

Fountain Valley Regional’s Sodexo workers to strike over poverty wages

January 25, 2018

The stock market is soaring and the recent federal tax reform bill provided enormous tax breaks to big corporations. But what about the working-class people employed by those corporations? How are they faring? We don’t have to look far to find out.

The first Women’s March was not an ending but a beginning

January 12, 2018

Last year, more than 20,000 women and men converged in Santa Ana and marched in unity through the streets in support of women.

Free speech shouldn’t require a permit in Brea

December 28, 2017

Every New Year brings new hope for all the possibilities of the year to come, and it’s also a time to move on from mistakes of the past and start anew.

Middle-class Californians on losing end of tax reform

December 14, 2017

In coming days, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives appear poised to adopt a Republican tax proposal that could have a dramatic impact on Orange County residents.

Putting politics aside to honor veterans with a final resting place

November 30, 2017

Americans are deeply divided on many issues, but one issue that continues to unite us is a deep concern about economic security in retirement.

Saying thank you to our local veterans

November 16, 2017

For the past five years, Orange County labor unions have joined with the Orange County Fair and Events Center and many community allies to host a Veterans Day tribute.

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