November 13, 2017
Important notice – OCEA has a new URL: ocea.org. The previous URL still works for access to “members only” areas of the website and to reach labor reps. Shorter is better when it comes to a URL!
Salute to Veterans — presented in collaboration with the Orange County Market Place and state labor unions — included a complimentary lunch, military vehicles, bounce houses and musical performances.
Watch KTLA coverage of OCEA’s food drive to help needy veterans and their families. This year’s food drive brought in 9.5 tons of food and supplies beating last year’s record by almost 4,000 lbs.
The donor’s identity was not disclosed to the public when the county Board of Supervisors voted to accept the money on Oct. 31, with a county staff report simply describing the person as “an anonymous donor” who was giving “in the name of” others.
OC Register: OC Health Care Agency investigating Legionnaires’ cases at Disneyland; officials say there’s no current health threat
An Orange County Health Care Agency official says Disneyland is one of the places the agency is investigating in Anaheim as a potential source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that has sickened a dozen people who either live in, work in or have visited the city.
LA Times: The Times asked the California Legislature about sexual harassment. Here's what we learned — and what we still don't know
A complaint is the first action taken by a legislative employee who alleges sexual harassment or abuse. Legislative officials have not offered details on whether or why some complaints they receive are ultimately dismissed without first conducting a more rigorous inquiry.
LA Times: In high-tax California, a vote to scrap deductions could be the kiss of death for endangered House Republicans
“I would think if Republicans manage to enact legislation that kills state and local tax deductions, they arguably are putting a deadly weapon to their foreheads — and pulling the trigger.” – Democratic strategist.
Publication Date: November 13, 2017