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.

COVID-19 article focuses on County workers

January 4, 2021

An article posted today by Norberto Santana, Voice of OC publisher, included an interview with OCEA General Manager Charles Barfield.

Happy New Year OCEA members!

December 31, 2020

Like many of you, I am saying “goodbye” to 2020 with a cautious sense of relief. But we all know that turning a page on the calendar doesn’t change the realities each of you continue to face every day of the year. The demand for the essential services you provide to our communities isn’t going away and the fiscal impacts of COVID-19 will make delivering those services ever more challenging.

COVID-19 Safety Update - Dec. 30, 2020

December 30, 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.

LPS Market Study Update - Dec. 28, 2020

December 28, 2020

Over the last 10-months, a committee comprised of LPS Bargaining Unit members, other OCEA workplace leaders, and OCEA staff has been participating in a market study with Court management. During that time, the committee and the Court reviewed LPS salary data from some comparable California counties.

Important news regarding HR 218

December 28, 2020

I want to share some good news regarding House Resolution 218 as it relates to the SSO classification. HR 218 - the Law Enforcement Safety Act - includes provisions for authorizing a qualified law enforcement officer with photographic governmental identification to carry a concealed firearm.

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