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County Workers Union Chief Speaks Out on Layoffs

Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino sent the following message out to his 11,000 plus members highlighting the difficulties and differences of approach from county managers in addressing pending layoffs due to budget shortfalls. As the State budget situation deteriorates and it appears we may become vulnerable to even more reductions, I want…

Stabbing Workers in the Back – While Giving Recognition

Earlier this month, Orange County Board of Supervisors Chair, Patricia Bates, herself a former Social Worker, recognized the contributions of Social Workers to our community with a resolution proclaiming March Social Worker Recognition Month. At the same time she was recognizing county social workers, her decision to continue the County’s contract with the troubled provider MAXIMUS was starting…

OC Employees Assn. Declares a Cease Fire

On Thursday, Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) General Manager Nick Berardino sent a message to his members. In effect, OCEA has declared a unilateral cease fire in their ongoing disagreement with the County Board of Supervisors over the current financial crisis, and how best to deal with its impact on the county budget and workforce. As…

Seniors Tell Supes to Cut Perks Not Services

From Norberto Santana over at Total Buzz. Scores of senior citizens were out in force this morning in front of the Hall of Adminstration in Santa Ana protesting recent cuts to the county Social Services Agency and the unwillingness of board supervisors to trim their perks. Nearly 50 seniors came out to the protest, organized…

A Parking Solution for Tom Mauk

I was touched Monday morning when I read about Tom Mauk’s concern for the preservation of the paint job on his 2005 Escalade. It’s heart warming to learn that he actually cares about something. So I got to thinking, maybe there is a way that OCEA could help bridge the gap of understanding between Mauk and…

OCEA Hits Cable: Tells Board to Chop at the Top

This just came in to us from Orange County Employees Association: New TV Ad Urges Supervisors to Layoff the Perks, Not Public Safety Officers, Child Abuse Counselors SANTA ANA, CA – Challenging the decision of the Orange County Board of Supervisors to keep their perks while ordering the departments they oversee to lay off more…

Berardino & Moorlach on the Layoffs

Below is a message that OCEA’s General Manager Nick Berardino sent out on Tuesday afternoon. On Friday I had the opportunity to debate Supervisor Moorlach. If you click on the video below you can see the debate. It only lasts 10 minutes but I encourage you to watch. I think it is very important that you see…