California Association of Professional Employees


CAPE Delegate and L.A. County Supervising Civil Engineering Technician, Erik Bautista, explains why unions matter much more than most of us realize.

On September 21, CAPE held a Member Info Session via Zoom to give the latest updates on the new Vaccination Policy as well as help answer any member questions.

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As previously reported, CAPE, in coordination with the Coalition of County Unions (CCU), has been involved in lengthy negotiations with the County over the Board of Supervisors’ COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Under California law, unions have the right to bargain over the “effects” of a mandatory vaccination program, though the employer has the management right to make the decision to have a mandate in the first place.

CAPE members joined together to spread a little light to one of our L.A. County co-workers and fellow CAPE member who is currently serving overseas. Eric Schuchman was recently deployed to Kuwait and will be there for at least 10 months. Our Community Service Team-sponsored letter-writing campaign was a huge success and we collected numerous messages of support to encourage Eric while he’s away.

CAPE and the Coalition of County Unions (CCU) Reach a Tentative Agreement on a Fringe Benefits Contract with the County of Los Angeles.

After months of virtual bargaining for a successor Fringe Benefits Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the Coalition of County Unions (CCU) has reached a Tentative Agreement for a nine-month contract, effective retroactively from July 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022.