Sanitation District Negotiations Update: June 22, 2022

Dear OCEA member,

Thank you to those of you who joined our urgent meeting today to discuss the current status of negotiations. This morning we had a negotiations session with the District and we appear to be closing in on reaching a tentative agreement. The District’s lead negotiator must still obtain additional authority from the District’s steering committee. Our most recent proposal was for a 9.5% general wage increase over three years; 1% deferred compensation; and a one-time lump sum of $850.

The OC San Negotiations Team will meet with the Steering Committee tonight to discuss the possibility of authority. If the Steering Committee provides the authorization, we should have a tentative agreement with additional value to present to members for a ratification vote. We will have more information after tonight’s meeting and will keep you posted of any updates.

Click here to read the letter OCEA sent to the Steering Committee on behalf of you and other members, underscoring your hard work and the sacrifices you have made over the past few years. Please check your emails and texts for updates in the next few days.

In Solidarity,


Publication Date: June 20, 2022