Information is power, and OCEA members receive regular email, text and social media updates about workplace issues and news. Many of those emails are archived below.

NEGOTIATIONS: Survey Deadline Extended until 6/10!

June 6, 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Negotiations 101 last week! We covered how we negotiate with the Superior Court for your next contract, how you can be involved as a Court Steward or Bargaining Team member, and much more! Stay tuned soon for a video about what we covered at the meeting.

AMEA Negotiations Update: June 1, 2022

June 1, 2022

The challenges facing Anaheim in 2022 are unprecedented. COVID-19, the pressures of inflation, and political turmoil are all once in a lifetime challenges. Our members have stepped up to the challenges of the moment with pride and professionalism. Despite these obstacles, AMEA members have continued to provide essential services to the residents, often at the risk of our own personal health and safety.

REMINDER: Negotiations 2022 Kickoff is This Thursday!

June 1, 2022

We will host two trainings: one at Noon under the OCEA building at 830 N. Ross St., Santa Ana, and one at 6 p.m. in the Assembly Room upstairs in the OCEA building. The 6 p.m. training can be joined virtually or by phone.

CFS Update: Fighting for Change at the OC BOS

May 31, 2022

Earlier in May, we sent a survey to CFS workers to hear in your words about the struggles you face as Social Workers. These stories were meant to provide human context to our core demands for change.

Garden Grove Negotiations Update: May 31, 2022

May 31, 2022

On May 26, 2022, the Garden Grove Employees League and the Garden Grove City Employees Association Negotiations Team met with City representatives for our second negotiation session. At our first meeting, we presented our initial proposal to the City and presented our rationale behind each proposal. Recall that our team reviewed the regional public sector market, inflation, health care costs, retirement costs, city budget data and most importantly the 2022 Negotiations Survey to craft our initial proposal.

Win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card for Father's Day!

May 31, 2022

Orange County’s Credit Union is celebrating Father's Day with OCEA members by hosting a special sweepstakes through June 8, 2022!

Make your Plan to Vote in the June 7 Primary Election!

May 27, 2022

As public servants and union members, we are not only entrusted with providing essential services to the community, but we must also be engaged residents of Orange County. Voting is how our democratic system functions. The people elected to office have a huge impact on our lives. ELECTIONS MATTER!

OCFA Negotiations Update: May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

Last month Your OCEA Bargaining Team, fellow OCEA members, and OCEA representatives spoke out during public comments at the JPA Board of Directors meeting against OCFA’s insulting proposal given to us at the bargaining table.

Court Negotiations 2022 Kickoff

May 26, 2022

The Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) that cover OCEA-represented employees at the Orange County Superior Court are set to expire on Oct. 27, 2022. Negotiating a new agreement is the most important action the union embarks upon. Our MOUs determine our rate of pay, healthcare arrangement, grievance procedure, ways to balance our work and home life, and more. These are the most important things that exist for us and our families.

SSO Election Update: May 23, 2022

May 23, 2022

It is time to hold an election for the SSO Board of Directors. The SSO Board advocates for SSO benefits and protections through negotiations with the OCSD Command Staff and the County of Orange. The positions of Vice Chair and Secretary are up for election. Officers serve 2-year terms. We are soliciting the names of those interested in joining the SSO Board.

Anaheim Part-Time Workers Vote to Join AMEA

May 19, 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Part-Time City of Anaheim Employees in 17 job classifications have voted with an overwhelming majority to join the Anaheim Municipal Employees Association!

CFS Caseload Management Forum Update - May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

The next CFS Caseload Management Forum is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 18. The OCEA-hosted Zoom link is below.

Voting Has Begun for the June Primary Election!

May 13, 2022

It's official—Voting for the 2022 Primary Election has begun!

OC Sanitation District Negotiations Update: May 11, 2022

May 11, 2022

The Sanitation District has provided us their proposed changes to several classifications, based on the Class and Comp Study they recently conducted. We have only received the Classification portion but should be receiving the Compensation portion of the study during upcoming negotiations sessions.


May 11, 2022

On December 15, 2021, OCEA sent a letter and a series of demands to Agency Director Debra Baetz. The letter and demands were intended to bring solutions to long-standing issues facing workers in CFS. The overall theme of our demands was to bring dignity, respect, and support to the workers who serve our most vulnerable residents.

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