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
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.
OCEA drives approval by County Supervisors of more COVID leave
January 11, 2022
In direct response to OCEA’s demands, the Board of Supervisors (BOS) today authorized the County CEO to administer a 2022 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program (EPSL). County workers will each receive up to 40 hours of paid sick leave for qualifying COVID-related absences.