OCEA is comprised of workers standing together for a common purpose, supported by a staff of highly skilled professionals who provide strategic support and representation on the job and in the community.
Standing together has resulted in meaningful victories for OCEA-represented workers throughout the years, including achieving retirement security, meaningful wage increases, and fair treatment at work each day. But being part of OCEA includes more than just having a voice during contract negotiations. OCEA also provides leadership and professional development aimed at empowering workers to know their rights at work and gain the skills and resources they need to be successful at home.
OCEA also represents members through community activism. Many OCEA members have served or are serving in the military. Working in partnership with labor unions across California, OCEA advocates statewide for family supporting jobs and services veterans need. And we host an annual Veteran’s Day community event to provide resources for veterans in need. This is just one of the many examples of how OCEA strives to meet the needs of our members through work in the broader community.