California Association of Professional Employees


We just wrapped up our latest round of bargaining this week and we’ve come to a pivotal moment in our current contract negotiations.

The election for the CAPE Board of Directors is approaching soon.  This year, the two-year terms of four (4) Board Directors and the one-year term of one (1) Board vacancy must be filled.

Recent News

The June 7 Primary is right around the corner and we need strong advocates for working families and the workers who provide the vital public services that keep L.A. County running.

CAPE members are politically diverse and united in moving the workforce forward through equity in wages and benefits, safe working conditions, opportunities, non-discrimination, and protecting workers' rights. We work together and believe in supporting a political and legislative system that empowers working people and uplifts our community. 

This week, the California Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) – representing nearly 3,000 members who ensure the safety of L.A. County roads, buildings, bridges, and flood control channels in the event of earthquakes, fires, and floods – announced our strong endorsement of Jeff Prang for Los Angeles County Assessor.

Recently, many of us received a memo from Public Works management announcing a plan for a full return to the office on May 9 for all Public Works employees.

CAPE immediately reached out to County management and made it clear that, with the existing influences and effects of all the previous COVD variants as well as the new surge of the BA.2.12.1 variant, a full return to work is not only rash but risky to the health of our members.