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.

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.

Hold those who tread on our freedom accountable

November 3, 2017

Most mornings, I drive to work. Most other Californians do the same. We know our cars can be dangerous, so we use turn signals and follow the speed limits and yield to pedestrians. We purchase insurance and wear seat belts; decry drunk driving and mourn when accidents take lives.

Make tomorrow better for women and girls

October 20, 2017

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.

Justice for all? Or just those at the top of county courts

October 6, 2017

If there has been one silver lining to the mud pit this presidential election has become, it’s that the national backlash against what Donald Trump so dismissively called “locker room talk” has given a voice to countless women who have been sexually assaulted or harassed.

Lack of health care access a gateway to homelessness

September 22, 2017

Headlines about homelessness increasing in Orange County appear regularly in the media these days, along with images of riverbed encampments and stories about crime, hope, the lack of affordable housing and the need for a stronger safety net.

Union members laboring for disaster victims

September 8, 2017

This week is Labor Day week. Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894, and before that had been unofficially celebrated for years in support of the role labor unions play in achieving advances in the working lives of Americans, including weekends, overtime, paid holidays, and health and retirement benefits. It has traditionally been a time of parades, community events and family-centered celebrations.

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