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Congratulations to the newly appointed members of our 2021 CAPE Contract Bargaining Team!

We are thrilled to announce new opportunities and updates to our CAPE Delegate Leader program.

Our current CAPE contract secures an additional salary increase for members who have reached the last step in the wage scale.

CAPE, united together with the Coalition of County Unions (CCU), has secured an agreement with the County to extend the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) through the end March 2021.

All CAPE/Blue Shield participants were recently mailed new ID cards for Ameritas dental insurance – a supplemental benefit automatically provided when enrolling in the CAPE/Blue Shield Lite or Classic Point of Service medical plans.

This is for the new coverage that became available under the CAPE/Blue Shield plans for 2021 and is not meant to replace your current dental plan through the County.

CAPE members across L.A. County served as poll workers through the Disaster Service Worker Program to ensure every voter could make their voice heard.

2021 L.A. County annual enrollment is happening now and ends on October 31.

As members of CAPE, a union united in the Coalition of County Unions, we have exclusive access to a medical plan that offers competitive rates and flexible benefit packages.

We're holding our first digital CAPE Membership Meeting on Monday, October 5 at 11:30am.  Our CAPE Board of Directors will discuss County budget cuts, CAPE Blue Shield Open Enrollment and work-related COVID updates.

Have a Question You Want Discussed? Click here to submit a question to the CAPE Board of Directors.

Unionwide Zoom CAPE Membership Meeting

Monday, October 5, 2020

Time: 11:30am

Place: Zoom (Link will be emailed to members)

***ELECTION RESULTS ARE IN***

The California Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) is pleased to announce the results of its 2020 CAPE Board of Directors Election.

Elected to two-year terms were:

  • Lisa Andres - 28.3%
  • Kevin Petrowsky - 27.7%
  • Kelly Koldus - 25.7%
  • Nicholas Stupin 18.1%

We thank all our candidates and wish luck to the newly elected board members. We also thank our election volunteers for taking their personal time to oversee this important part of the union's business.

Layoffs Loom as Super-Majority of County Supervisors Approve Secret Ballot Measure to Shift 10% of General Fund to Community Organizations

In an ongoing effort to meet the needs of the times, Blue Shield of California is extending cost-sharing waivers through December 31, 2020 for COVID-19 treatment and for Teladoc virtual medicine visits.

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