County Negotiations—It's a New Day in OC!

THE TIME IS HERE—2023 IS A COUNTY NEGOTIATIONS YEAR. Our union will soon be in negotiations for successor agreements to our current Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs).

VIDEO: Negotiations 101 (6-minutes) VIDEO: Understanding the MOU (35-minutes) PDF: Negotiations FAQs PDF: MEYERS-MILIAS BROWN ACT — AT A GLANCE PDF: COMPARISON BY COUNTY PDF: TA FAQS VIDEO: June 19, 2023 Membership Meeting (64-minutes) VOTING IS CLOSED

Stay informed: Union negotiations news that affects you!

County Negotiations Update: June 13, 2023

June 13, 2023

We hoped for a productive day with multiple exchanges and robust dialogue. Instead of a productive day we were met with disappointment when the County only made a single incremental move on wages!

County Negotiations Update: June 8, 2023

June 8, 2023

OCEA and the County exchanged multiple proposals during our all-day session. During proposal exchanges the County made positive movement on wages, however there is still work to do.

County Negotiations Update: June 1, 2023

June 1, 2023

Last week the OCEA team reported that the pace of negotiations had slowed. On Wednesday, May 31, the County returned to a more encouraging pace.

County Negotiations Update: May 25, 2023

May 25, 2023

The OCEA Negotiations team met with the County on Wednesday, May 24 for our sixth formal negotiations session. You can read our last recap here. You can also review the video from our May 11 virtual membership meeting where OCEA Lead negotiator, Charles Barfield, provided an overview of negotiations.

OCEA VIDEO UPDATE: Here's the Current State of Negotiations

May 12, 2023

OCEA’s General Manager and lead negotiator, Charles Barfield, provides an overview of the current status of negotiations. Make no mistake—the OCEA Negotiations Team is fighting to secure a good contract for you and your co-workers!

REMINDER: Negotiations Virtual Meeting this Thursday, May 11

May 9, 2023

To provide a more comprehensive overview of where negotiations stand and to answer any questions, the negotiations team will hold a Virtual Membership Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11.

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Erick Castellanos
Tuan Nguyen
Iriss Barriga
Laura Lampers
John Sincock
Michael Garcia
Mary Hunter
Huda Bayaa
Maria Corona
Sandra Duarte
Kim Long
Angelo Lugo
Chris Prevatt
Suzette Smith
Crystal Swart
Patty Hernandez
Judy Bowling
Dan Edwards
David Rapponotti
Julio Robles
Trevor Scott
Lesley Trejo
Ana Barajas
Jose Gomez
Irania Osornio
Maria Gomez
Liza Cooper-Butler
Charles Gustin
Miloni Devani
Thomas Hsiung
Anne Joseph
Andy Tseheridis
Sharmie Velasco
Marisa Munoz
Eric Ostrowski
Demian Cortez
Matthew Hunter
Rhonda Reed

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FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2023
Deadline to apply for OCEA Negotiations Team

FEB. 21-22, 2023
OCEA Negotiations Team Interviews

THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2023
Deadline to submit OCEA Negotiations Survey (extended to March 1)

County financial presentation

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 & 26, May 3, 10, 2023
Past negotiations sessions held

5:30-6:30 P.M. THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2023
Membership Meeting on Zoom

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 & 31, JUNE 7 & 12, 2023
Past negotiations sessions held

Tentative Agreement Reached

5 P.M. THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2023
Voting opened

NOON & 5:15 P.M. MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2023
Membership Meetings Held

1 P.M. THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2023
Voting closed

All six OCEA/County contracts expire