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




COVID-19 update for Court workers

March 27, 2020

Today concludes week two of our response to the unprecedented workplace impacts triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a new development, California's Chief Justice has approved an extension on Court closures through April 24, 2020. You can read an email update sent today from the Court below.

County agendizes Emergency Paid Sick Leave for next weeks Board meeting

March 27, 2020

Today concludes week two of OCEA’s response to the unprecedented workplace impacts triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Protecting the community is what you and your coworkers signed up to do, and nurses, social workers, educators, public safety officials, and others are meeting that challenge every day. In a crisis like this, there are no “non-essential” public workers.

Superior Court: COVID-19 Payroll Coding Update

March 24, 2020

Thank you to the Court Stewards participating in today's conference call. One of the items reported by your workplace leaders is a gap that now exists in Court communications to its workers resulting from Justice Center closures. This afternoon, we received an email communication from the Court containing detailed information on completing your time cards.

OCEA demands protections for workers fighting the COVID-19 emergency

March 23, 2020

The past several weeks have been unprecedented for our nation and our union. We are adapting to new realities with the same values that have guided our union—advocacy, member involvement and strength in numbers.

OCEA is here for you

March 20, 2020

In compliance with Governor Gavin Newsom’s March 19, 2020 order, OCEA is further limiting the number of workers stationed at our headquarters at 830 N. Ross Street. The OCEA building has been closed to the public to limit contacts that could lead to a transmission of the COVID-19 virus. What is not being limited in any way is the exclusive representation OCEA staff continues to provide to you and your fellow OCEA members. Please see the graphic below illustrating how to reach all of OCEA’s divisions and services. Every member of our team remains on the job and available through telecommuting.

AMEA member update - COVID-19 response

March 19, 2020

Your AMEA Board is aware of the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and has reached out to City management to discuss the City’s plan to keep you safe. Here at AMEA, it’s our priority to help ensure that you and your co-workers are provided adequate protections as directed and recommended by the California Department of Public Health.

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