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Join us on Friday, October 18, 2019 for the Annual CAPE Golf Tournament at Royal Vista Golf Club.

CAPE members in all six county units voted overwhelmingly to ratify the salary contract agreements approved by bargaining unit representatives earlier this year.

Recent efforts by CAPE leaders has significantly curtailed the number of jobs contracted to outside agencies by County executives, mostly at the Department of Public Works, but also at other departments where maintaining institutional memory saves significant resources.

Several Appraiser Members have asked what would be the implementation date for the proposed new Appraiser classification and its new salary range if the CAPE Members whose classifications are in the Appraisers Unit vote to ratify their proposed successor Unit’s Memorandum of Understanding?

Unit Contract Ratification Ballots Mailed Monday, September 9th.  

The Ratification ballots were mailed to all CAPE voting members on Monday, September 9th.  

The deadline to receive ballots to the Election Post Office Box is Tuesday, September 24th by 12:00 noon.  

The ballots will be opened and counted by election officials at the CAPE office on Wednesday, September 25th at 11:00 AM. Members are welcome to attend the ballot counting.  

Professional Employees Endorse Herb Wesson

Following interviews of all three front-runner candidates in the 2nd District Board of Supervisors election, the CAPE Political Endorsement Committee recommended endorsing Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson to succeed Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas who will be completing his last term as County Supervisor.  

The California Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) is pleased to announce the results of its 2019 CAPE Board of Directors Election.

Elected to two-year terms were:

PETER THOMAS*
CARLOS CLAYTON*
NELSON MANABAT*
LISA GUNNER
MIGUEL GARCIA*

Elected to a one-year term were:

KEVIN PETROWSKY*
RAY CASTELLANOS

*Indicates incumbent

Thank you to all the candidates and congratulations to the re-elected and newly elected board members.

Dear CAPE Member:

An abundance of caution has led the CAPE Board of Directors to determine that revised ballots for the Board of Directors election will be sent to members as soon as possible.

The initial ballots mailed to CAPE members on 7/22/2019 contained errors that would have precluded an accurate election.

After a long delay and countless requests, on Monday, July 15, CAPE finally received draft Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) from the County of Los Angeles for our bargaining Units. We are now working expeditiously to validate the language – particularly the salary numbers – so that we can send ballots to CAPE members for Contract Ratification.

Thank you for your continued patience.

Carlos Clayton, P. E. President, CAPE

On June 18, 2019, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a successor Fringe Benefit Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Coalition of County Unions: The term of the MOU, which can be viewed here [http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/bos/supdocs/137353.pdf], is 3 years, ending on June 30, 2021. The following details the changes to the CCU MOU:

Changes to the Choices Plan