COVID-19 Updates

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and governmental recommendations, OCEA is taking steps to limit exposure by closing our building until further notice. We will, however, have staff working remotely to service all of our members’ needs as usual, and will continue to evaluate the situation as it develops.

We therefore recommend that members contact OCEA by email for questions or inquiries. As a reminder, OCEA members can contact their Labor Relations Representative, Benefits Staff, Velece Staff and Special Events through our website at




OCEA Safety Survey 2.0 - PLEASE COMPLETE

June 30, 2020

Throughout this historic public health crisis, you and your coworkers have been serving the community with courage and professionalism. The COVID-19 pandemic presents our generation with a once in a lifetime challenge and OCEA members are leading the frontline response. We know the only real leadership we can count on is the Union Strong leadership we provide ourselves. One of the critical roles our union plays is to ensure through our unity that we keep all workers safe.

Video Update: Workplace Safety and COVID-19 Financial Impact

June 26, 2020

As the County prepares to implement return-to-workplace plans, I wanted to provide an update via video on two issues: Workplace Safety; and the Financial Impacts of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Testing Update - WJC

June 22, 2020

Thank you for notifying OCEA of your concerns regarding the Court’s handling of a recent confirmed COVID-19 test. You are the eyes and ears of OCEA in the workplace and it is concerned members like you who help ensure the health and safety of every Court worker.

Update! Court Re-open Plan

May 29, 2020

Over the past ten (10) weeks, we have witnessed unprecedented events related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As you enter the workplace, it is more important than ever for the Court to apply a common sense approach in providing a safe work environment.

Update: AMEA Executive Board discussion with City Manager

May 25, 2020

We hope this email finds you and your family safe. The events of the past few months have been both highly unique and highly unsettling. First the COVID-19 crisis hit, then the City changed City Managers. Disneyland closed, the Convention Center effectively shut down, and hotels either closed or continued to operate with drastically reduced occupancy.

Update: Re-opening plans for OCFA Headquarters

May 14, 2020

Statewide legislation can have a profound impact on working people, whether in the form of attacks, such as efforts to dismantle retirement security for working Americans, or opportunities to advance issues of fairness, such as requiring employers to pay overtime.

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