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 Members Ratify Tentative Agreement

December 19, 2022

The OCEA Board of Directors is excited to announce that OCEA has certified the ratification of a Tentative Agreement with the County of Orange by all six OCEA bargaining units.

CMCEA Board Election

December 13, 2022

Thank you for submitting your nominees for the CMCEA Board of Directors election.

OCFA Negotiations Update: Dec. 8, 2022

December 8, 2022

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SOLIDARITY as we continue to fight for fairness at the bargaining table with OCFA’s JPA Board of Directors. We know this fight has been long and difficult, but it’s because of you and your fellow co-workers that we were able to build a campaign in 2022 that we believe sets us up for success in 2023.

VOTING IS LIVE: Improved Retiree Healthcare/Vacation Usage Tentative Agreement

December 7, 2022

As you know, we recently reached a tentative agreement with the County regarding improvements on two important workplace issues: retirement healthcare costs and vacation usage. 

DISNEY ON ICE CONTEST: Here's Your Chance to Win 2 Tickets!

December 2, 2022

Here's your chance to WIN 2 Tickets to Disney on Ice at Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, Dec. 17!

Improved Retiree Healthcare Benefits & Vacation Usage Flexibility: Tentative Agreement Reached!

November 30, 2022

For years, County workers have sought improvements on two important workplace issues: retirement healthcare costs and vacation usage. Standing together, your voices have been heard. OCEA is excited to announce significant potential improvements on both of these critical items.

Happy Thanksgiving 2022!

November 23, 2022

"I want to take a moment to express how grateful I am for all that is OCEA—for our members and leaders, our mission, the struggles that strengthen us, and our success."

Thank You for Stepping Up to Make History with Us!

November 21, 2022

Thank you for stepping up to make history with us at the polls to ensure our OCEA-endorsed candidates won their elections! For the first time since OCEA was founded in 1937, the Orange County Board of Supervisors will be comprised of a staunchly labor-friendly majority.

COURT MEMBERS: 6% Wage Increase, Small Dues Increase on Nov. 23 Paychecks

November 21, 2022

This Wednesday, you’ll see the 6% negotiated general wage increase reflected on your paycheck. You’ll also see a 6% increase to OCEA dues—for the average OCEA worker .79 cents per paycheck, or $20.54 annually. Like every other labor organization, OCEA must responsibly deal with the ever-increasing cost of providing representation.

Don't miss DISNEY ON ICE! Tickets are On Sale Now!!

November 21, 2022

Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy—and your family!—embark on a wild ride to your favorite Disney destinations!

THANKSGIVING SWEEPSTAKES: Winners Announced!

November 21, 2022

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2022 Thanksgiving Sweepstakes in partnership with Orange County's Credit Union!

OCWDEA Survey: Please Take This Contract Reopener Request Survey

November 15, 2022

As the economic challenges have lingered, the Association is considering the possibility of requesting a reopener. The goal of the request would be for the District to increase the negotiated wage increases in recognition of the difficult economic times.

OCWDEA Survey: Please Take This Contract Reopener Request Survey

November 15, 2022

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the membership meeting last week. During the meeting we discussed the possibility of requesting a reopener for our contract. Before proceeding with this request, your OCWDEA Board needs your input.

Honoring the Ultimate Public Servants on Veterans Day

November 14, 2022

Earlier this week, we watched millions of Americans head to the polls to honor our fundamental right to vote—giving us as individuals a say in our democracy. With Veteran’s Day ending the week, the correlation between those who served and sacrificed for our rights and the preservation of democracy and society at home and abroad could not be more evident.

OCFA Negotiations Update: Nov. 9, 2022

November 9, 2022

The fight for a fair contract continues at OCFA where YOUR VOICE IS BEING HEARD—LOUDLY—BY THE JPA!

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