Tag Archive for OCEA

Chop at the Top

That was the subject line of an email last night to Orange County workers from Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino. His message was in response to today’s latest salvo from County CEO Tom Mauk regarding budget cuts proposed for the Social Services Agency. As the Orange County Register reported in a web…

Tit-for-Tat. Is Mauk being a childish brat?

After listening to yesterday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting I was somewhat hopeful after Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) GM Nick Berardino’s comments that things might move forward. Norberto Santana had a different, more disappointing, perspective in his Total Buzz story Tuesday evening. Responding to an idea floated last week by union leader Nick Berardino — calling…

OCEA’s Innovative Solution Rejected By County CEO

On Friday Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino held a press conference to offer an innovative “Voluntary Holiday Leave” proposal to address county budget shortfalls. The Orange County Register and LA Times covered the story. Following the press conference Berardino sent the following message to county workers. Today we embarked on our most…

What’s up with Flanigan?

Norberto Santana, of the OC Register’s Total Buzz, has an interesting follow-up to his story yesterday, which we covered here, about Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Moorlach’s plan to appoint the ousted former Chief Investment Officer from the Orange County Employee’s Retirement System (OCERS) to that Board. Seems that the questions about Flanigans involvement with a…

Berardino Responds to Moorlach’s Proposed Ballot Measure

From the Orange County Register Opinion Page this morning is an op-ed from Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino responding to Board of Supervisor’s Chairman John Moorlach’s proposed ballot measure to require taxpayer vote on changes in county worker pension benefits. I wrote about this proposal about 10 days ago, but here is…

33rd Senate Endorsements for Pritchard

Democratic State Senate candidate Gary Pritchard announced three important endorsements today. Pritchard announced the endorsement of the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA), and two Fullerton city councilwomen, Mayor Sharon Quirk and Councilwoman Pamela Keller. “I’m very proud of the endorsements of the OCEA, because our county employees’ hard work and expertise keep Orange County running,”…

County Union Launches Food Drive

Contrary to the myth, which claims that county workers are over paid and recieve too many benefits, they are having a hard time getting by too. The Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) recently discovered that some of its members have had to resort to seeking assistance from community food banks just to get by. “With the…