My Health & Safety
Our union is a special place that brings us together as workers. Our greatest strength is our strength in numbers. OCEA’s core mission is to protect you and your family and this has been the foundation of our union since OCEA’s formation in 1937.
OCEA members work to keep our community safe. We believe public employers should take the necessary steps to protect the workers who protect everyone else. OCEA fights nonstop to protect your health and safety. It is a privilege to stand with each and every one of you as we meet this challenge together.
Latest Health & Safety News
2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Extended to December 31, 2022
September 30, 2022
Governor Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 152 (AB 152), which extends 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) to December 31, 2022. However, AB 152 does not provide additional EPSL hours. Workers will have to use their existing EPSL hours for absences that meet eligibility requirements.
Court Reporter Update - Legislative Watch
April 25, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives and the impact to our work has been profound. Court Reporters and other frontline workers saw their work change. Different practices, new procedures, and altered work environments became the norm. Despite all of this, Court Reporters throughout California maintained their commitment to professional excellence. Challenging work environments required Court Reporters to go above and beyond to protect the integrity of the record.