Public Defender

OCEA members in the Public Defender’s office are represented by union stewards and a professional staff of labor relations representatives. Standing together, every OCEA member in the Public Defender’s office plays a role in achieving better wages, retirement security and fair rights on the job.

The information below is a resource for all OCEA members in the Public Defender’s office. Below, you will find a list of stewards and staff representatives for OCEA members assigned to the Public Defender’s office. You’ll also find the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which is the negotiated union contract that sets forth the wages, hours and working conditions guiding your employment. And you can also find updates and news from OCEA about what’s happening in your agency and across the County.

Stay informed: Union news that affects you!

URGENT CALL TO ACTION: Laguna Niguel City Council

August 2, 2022

As you know, the OCFA Board has not provided OCEA members with a fair contract. The OC Fire Authority Board of Directors has proposed less than 1% per year in base wages, as well as other anti-worker proposals!

ADELE for OCERS: Adele's Officially on the Ballot!

July 27, 2022

Here’s an update from the front line in the fight for your retirement security: OCERS Trustee and OCEA Board Secretary Adele Tagaloa needed 75 signatures to qualify but received OVER 440 SIGNATURES in support of her candidacy for a second term on the OCERS Board of Retirement!

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Judy Bowling
Erick Castellanos
Lubna Debbini
Leticia Guerrero
Jessica Herrera
Mimi Lam
Sergio Mejia
Sergio Moya
Rene Pena
Jhosue Perez
Valerie Preciado
Isabel Quintero


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Charles Leon

Labor Relations Representative

Michelle Rubio

Labor Relations Representative