Tag Archive for Costa Mesa City Employees’ Association

OCEA renews offer to negotiate in Costa Mesa

OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino

One week before the scheduled court hearing regarding the Costa Mesa layoff plans, the Orange County Employees Association on Tuesday renewed their offer to negotiate to avoid the outsourcing of City services which would force layoffs of more than 100 dedicated City Workers.

Costa Mesa Employees Layoff Lawsuit Scheduled for Hearing July 5th

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Judge Tam Nomoto Schumann set a hearing for July 5 to consider whether to issue a preliminary injunction to stop the planned layoff of more than 100 workers represented by the Costa Mesa City Employees’ Association. In the lawsuit filed earlier this week the Employees’ Association requested the planned layoffs be stopped becaust they violate both state law and the workers contract.

Costa Mesa Mayor’s Bar Attacked By Vandals

Mayor Gary Monahan's Bar, Skosh Monahans in Costa Mesa

Early Saturday morning, vandals threw a brick through the front door window of Costa Mesa Mayor Gary Monahan’s bar Skosh Monahan’s. According to Monahan as quoted in press reports, a note was attached to the brick that was allegedly critical of the Mayor and his plans to lay off more than 200 city workers and outsource the services they perform.

Costa Mesa City Employees Association Release: Huy Pham and Monday’s Memorial

Candle for Huy Pham

The Costa Mesa City Employees’ Association (CMCEA) is deeply saddened by the recent loss of one its members. Huy Pham, a 29-year old maintenance worker for the City of Costa Mesa, was tragically killed as a result of a suicide on March 17, 2011 when he jumped off the roof of City Hall shortly before 3:30 p.m. Pham was employed with the city for four and a half years before his death, and is remembered by many of his colleagues as a hard-working and talented employee who always had a smile on his face.