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

Stay informed: Union negotiations news that affects you!

County Negotiations Update: March 22, 2023

March 22, 2023

The OCEA negotiations team met on Wednesday, March 22. Our team completed our negotiations proposal prior to the formal commencement of negotiations on Wednesday, April 5.

County Negotiations Update: March 16, 2023

March 16, 2023

Formal 2023 negotiations commenced on Wednesday with a meeting between the OCEA and County bargaining teams.

Negotiations 101 Membership Meeting: Tuesday, March 14 on Zoom

March 13, 2023

Please join us for our Virtual Negotiations 101 update from Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 14.

County Negotiations Update: Which Agency Had a 100% Survey Completion Rate?

March 9, 2023

OCEA Assistant General Manager Tim Steed provides a detailed update on the behind-the-scenes work to interview and select your OCEA negotiations team and further educate members about the process of collective bargaining, your MOU, negotiations procedures and more!

LAST CHANCE to complete the 2023 Negotiations Survey

February 24, 2023

Thank you to all OCEA members who have submitted their 2023 OCEA Negotiations Survey! We’ve heard from some of you during our recent OCEA Members Only events that you were waiting for more information to complete your survey. While we are not able to bring our presentation to every agency, we want to present it to you here in case you need more information, too.

Negotiations Update: Take Your Survey by Feb. 23

February 17, 2023

The deadline for Negotiations Surveys is approaching. Make sure your priorities are heard by taking the survey and getting involved!

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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 & 24, 2023
Past negotiations sessions held

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

Next negotiations session scheduled

All six OCEA/County contracts expire