Delegates for the Orange County Labor Federation voted unanimously Thursday night to fire Executive Director Julio Perez, after a months-long investigation found “credible testimony from multiple women” of sexual harassment and retaliation by Perez.
The former executive director of the Democratic Party of Orange County and the executive director of the Orange County Labor Federation both face internal investigations after several women posted allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against the two men on social media last week.
A campaign staffer for Phil Janowicz, a Democratic congressional candidate running against Republican congressman Rep. Ed Royce, has resigned over allegations he sexually harassed women while an employee of the Democratic Party of Orange County.
A former Orange County Democratic Party official and a high-ranking member of the Orange County Labor Federation have been accused of sexual harassment and abuse, amid a national scandal in which women from Hollywood to the state capitol have come forward with reports of sexual wrongdoing.
The California Labor Federation appointed Jennifer Muir of OCEA, and Julio Perez, executive director of the local labor federation, to its ranks. For the first time ever, two Orange County labor leaders will serve together on the statewide board.