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.

DA Attorney Clerks Reclass Zoom Meeting: Sept. 7

September 2, 2022

Please join your fellow District Attorney Clerks and OCEA staff to discuss the County’s recent reclassification proposal during a meeting on Zoom at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.

OCEA Health & Welfare Trust Open Enrollment - Now through Sept. 23!

September 1, 2022

Open Enrollment for 2023 OCEA Health & Welfare Trust plan elections begins today, September 1, 2022 and runs through Friday, September 23, 2022.

LIVE EVENT CANCELLED: So We're Bringing the Health Fair to You

August 31, 2022

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and most recent surge of the virus, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the traditional in-person 2022 OCEA Health & Welfare Trust Health Fair scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. Though we have been excited and preparing for many months to bring you the first in-person Health Fair since 2019, your safety is of the utmost concern to us and takes priority during these times.

Remote Civil Proceedings: Public Comment

August 31, 2022

As you know, remote proceedings are becoming more and more common. To create a worker-driven approach to remote proceedings the California Legislature needs to hear directly from workers!

OCFA Negotiations Update: Aug. 30, 2022

August 30, 2022

In solidarity with our brothers and sisters of OC Firefighters Local 3631, we have been taking our message to the home councils of OCFA’s JPA Board Members! Our efforts are making an impact, and we need to keep up the fight. You can read our last update here!

OCERS Ballots Are in the Mail!

August 30, 2022

Don’t leave your retirement security to those without your best interest at heart—VOTE ADELE TAGALOA FOR OCERS RETIREMENT BOARD!

Superior Court Negotiations Update: Aug. 29, 2022

August 29, 2022

Last Friday marked the first day of official negotiations with the Orange County Superior Court. Your negotiations team—introduced in our last communication—met at OCEA Headquarters, while the Court’s team joined via Microsoft Teams

Court Negotiations Update - Aug. 22, 2022

August 22, 2022

2022 Negotiations has begun! The Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) for the Orange County Employees Association and the OC Superior Court expire on Oct. 27, 2022 and the process to negotiate a successor MOU is well underway.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Back to School Target Gift Cards!

August 19, 2022

THANK YOU to all who participated in our Back to School Giveaway hosted by Orange County’s Credit Union! We are happy to announce the 4 winners, who each received a $100 Target Gift Card.

PLEASE COMPLETE: D.A. Telecommuting Survey

August 19, 2022

As you recall, in late June OCEA labor representatives and your District Attorney Stewards (Mary Hunter, Joanna Burchell, Alicia Lopez, and Luis Arevalo) met with District Attorney Todd Spitzer and DA management to discuss the future of telework in the DA’s office.

OCFA Virtual Town Hall Wednesday Aug. 24

August 19, 2022

As the fight for a fair contract for you and your co-workers at OCFA continues, NOW IS THE TIME TO STAY ACTIVE & INVOLVED! In recent weeks representatives from OCEA and OC Firefighters Local 3631 have attended various home council meetings for some of the JPA Board’s members, taking our message to their residents.

SAMA Membership Meeting: Wed., Aug. 24

August 19, 2022

You are invited to our next SAMA General Membership Meeting at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the OCEA Assembly Room at 830 N. Ross St. in Santa Ana.

Auditor-Controller Update: Aug. 16, 2022

August 16, 2022

Thank you to those who attended our meeting last week for Auditor-Controller members—it was great meeting those who did! During the meeting we discussed next year’s negotiations and how you as an OCEA member can start engaging now as we prepare to fight for your next contract.

OCFA Negotiations: Join Us Tuesday at Yorba Linda Council

August 16, 2022

The fight to secure a fair contract for OCFA members continues. In solidarity with our brothers and sisters of OC Firefighters Local 3631, we have taken our message in recent weeks to the home councils of OCFA’s JPA Board Members: first to Laguna Niguel, then to Garden Grove, and this week to Yorba Linda.

MHRS in CRISIS: Take Action TODAY!

August 11, 2022

The preceding three years have been traumatic. Workers who provide essential health services to the County have been overwhelmed, overworked, underappreciated, and undervalued. Workers in Mental Health and Recovery Services (and more) have been pushed to the breaking point.

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