Last Remaining Unity Breaks at DHS Facilities!

We are one week away from our highly anticipated follow up April 27th meeting with DHS Chief Dr. Mitch Katz and the Unity Breaks just keep getting bigger and bigger!

Just last week 721 members turned out for Unity Breaks at Men’s Central Jail and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center to take a stand against bullying. Members at Olive View filled up not two, but three large “I Am The Voice For” poster boards that will be given to Dr. Mitch Katz at the April 27th meeting on behalf of all the DHS employees that have spoken out.

The support was so overwhelming that we had to use a backup board to fulfill members’ desire to speak out! The Olive View Unity Break brought out members from DHS facilities throughout LA County, including former Olive View and current Juvenile Hall RN George Ocegueda who shared this disheartening story of bullying.


When RN George Ocegueda spoke out to better provide services for patients at Olive View the bullying against him began. The bullying caused him so much emotional and physical distress that he chose to transfer to the Juvenile Hall for the sake of his own health, yet the manager remained to continue her wrath of bullying. 

Stories like that of Ocegueda’s are exactly why 721 members at DHS have taken a stand to say Not One More and are collectively working to ensure long-term solutions are finally brought to DHS to end the bullying. There’s three more Unity Breaks happening before the very important meeting with Dr. Mitch Katz.

Here are the remaining Unity Breaks:

Wednesday, April 20th at Rancho Los Amigos from 11:30AM to 12PM

Monday, April 25th   at El Monte CHC from 11:30AM to 1:30PM (in the Auditorium on the 1st Floor)

We are stronger together and our member voices will be heard and will ensure every County worker has the opportunity to thrive in a safe workplace, and the general public receives the best care possible.

Contact your worksite organizer for more information.

See Olive View Pictures.

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