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.

OCEA Court Bargaining Survey

April 9, 2019

One of the best ways your Court Bargaining Team can prepare for negotiations on a successor agreement is by hearing directly from you about your priorities in the workplace and those of your co-workers. The bargaining survey is an effective and efficient way for you to communicate those priorities, and the results will inform and guide your Bargaining Team moving forward.

Court executives obstruct funding advocacy in Sacramento

March 25, 2019

As you are all aware, OCEA has been incredibly active this year advocating for additional Superior Court funding in Sacramento. Since January OCEA members and staff have been to the Capitol four times, our Sacramento political consultants have been in constant contact with legislators, and we have even secured a letter signed by every Orange County Assembly member in support of $110,000,000 in additional Court funding.

OCEA members - Negotiations needs YOU!

March 18, 2019

It’s official! The OCEA bargaining team and the County have scheduled our first 2019 negotiations session for Wednesday, April 17.

Court Funding Update - March

March 18, 2019

Recently we updated the membership regarding Court Funding. The state budget covers every aspect of California Government including the Judicial Branch. In his budget Gov. Newson included additional funding to the Court system. This is positive. However, the budget again does not go far enough to truly alleviate the decade of budget austerity faced by the Judicial Branch. Recall that the budget is first presented by the Governor in January each year.

OCEA Site Visits—Legal Processing Specialist Market Study Meetings

March 13, 2019

OCEA will be conducting site visits at each of the Justice Centers to provide supplemental information on the market study and PDQs. See below for details.

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