The Anaheim Municipal Employees Association (AMEA) traces its roots back to 1946 when a dedicated group of City employees, concerned about the absence of fundamental benefits and avenues for addressing workplace concerns, came together to form the organization. Today, AMEA stands as an independent, member-driven nonprofit corporation, representing around 600 general and clerical employees as their sole collective bargaining agent.

Comprised of volunteer City employees elected by the Association’s membership, the AMEA Board of Directors shares the same commitment to service as those who choose them. Similarly, the Executive Officers, also City employees, serve the Association without compensation. Recognizing the importance of professional support, AMEA partners with the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA), ensuring access to skilled labor representatives and office staff for timely guidance and assistance with workplace issues.

In AMEA’s democratic structure, only members in good standing possess the right to vote in elections determining the Board of Directors, setting AMEA dues, establishing bylaws, and more. However, both members and non-members alike enjoy comprehensive access to grievance representation services and benefit from the protections outlined in AMEA’s negotiated collective bargaining agreements with the City of Anaheim.

AMEA dues, decided by member vote, constitute less than one percent of a member’s gross City earnings, currently standing at 0.80853% for regular members. Unlike several other unions, AMEA’s dues rate remains subject to direct approval by the membership.

For any inquiries, please feel free to reach out to the AMEA office at (714) 765-0123 or via email at loading…