OCEA News

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.

COUNTY: 3.5% Wage Increase, Small Dues Increase on July 22 Paychecks

July 21, 2022

This Friday, you’ll see the 3.5% negotiated wage increase reflected on your paycheck. For an average OCEA worker that means a base pay increase of $107.69 per paycheck, or $2,800 annually.

AMEA Part Time Training Survey

July 21, 2022

As we continue bargaining for your next contract, your AMEA Negotiations Team continues to explore creative options to benefit our members.

CMCEA Negotiations Update: July 19, 2022

July 19, 2022

In our last negotiations update, we informed you that the proposals were available on the City’s website; however, they were not posted until this week.

OCEA Stewards meet with DA Todd Spitzer to discuss telecommuting

July 15, 2022

On June 29, 2022, OCEA labor representatives and your District Attorney Stewards (Mary Hunter, Joanna Burchell, Alicia Lopez, and Luis Arevalo) met with District Attorney Todd Spitzer, Chief Assistant District Attorney Shawn Nelson, Executive Director of Administration Glenn Robinson, and Director of Operations Matt Pettit to discuss the future of telework in the DA’s office.

OC Sanitation: Voting Results are in!

July 15, 2022

I would like to re-introduce myself to you all. I am Danielle Chau and I am taking over as your main Labor Representative for the OC Sanitation District. I have worked on multiple rounds of negotiations with your OC San Bargaining Team and look forward to working with you all again.

AMEA Housing Department Survey

July 8, 2022

AMEA was recently made aware of concerns related to workload and training at the Housing Department.

Sanitation District Negotiations Update: Voting is now open!

July 5, 2022

Voting is now open to ratify the Tentative Agreement. Please cast your vote to ACCEPT or REJECT the Tentative Agreement HERE. Voting will be open from 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 5 until 5 p.m. Thursday, July 7 via SurveyMonkey. You can only vote one time, and once your vote is cast you cannot change it. Please remember: ONLY MEMBERS CAN VOTE.

AMEA Negotiations Update: July 1, 2022

July 1, 2022

Your AMEA negotiations team continues to fight for a fair contract, and we wanted to provide you with a quick update on the status of negotiations.

OCFA Negotiations Update: Thursday, June 30

June 30, 2022

On Monday, your bargaining team met again with OCFA management. In a continued display of the disregard for the struggles that you and your family have faced with higher inflation and gas prices, OCFA has not changed ​its proposal of ​a total of 1.25% for a two-year contract (0.625% per year). Additionally, while management has ​stated that ​it would like input for a classification and compensation study, it has rejected our demand for a guarantee that nobody has their salaries frozen as a result of the outcome of that study.

Tentative Agreement Approved by City Council!

June 29, 2022

We are happy to announce that the Garden Grove City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Tentative Agreements with the City reached by the League and GGCEA! Members of both the League and Association voted to ratify the Tentative Agreement earlier in the week, clearing the way for last night's Council action.

Adele for OCERS

June 28, 2022

My name is Adele Tagaloa. I am a Vote Center Site Lead at the Orange County Registrar of Voters Office. I have been an OCEA member since I began my full-time County employment, and I became a Steward in 2012. I serve on the OCEA Board of Directors as the Union’s Secretary—and I am a proud member of OCEA!

CFS Caseload Management Forum Update: June 27, 2022

June 27, 2022

At our last CFS Caseload Management Forum, we implemented a new structure that focuses on one or two specific programs per month. These meetings are intended to identify ways to improve caseload metrics and to implement improvements for workers. The focus of our June 15 meeting was Court Services.

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY: AMEA 2022 Scholarship

June 24, 2022

The deadline to apply for the AMEA Scholarship is Thursday, June 30! Fight the rising cost of college and apply today!

Sanitation District Negotiations Update: Tentative Agreement Details

June 24, 2022

Thank you to those who attended our urgent membership meeting on Wednesday. Throughout the negotiations process your bargaining team has consistently fought for your priorities at the table.

CMCEA Negotiations Update: June 22, 2022

June 22, 2022

Your Negotiations Team met again with the City on June 15 where we received a response to the proposal we submitted on June 1.

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