ALERT - Fringe Benefits Contract Victory!

Coalition of County Unions Reaches Agreement with County on Successor Fringe Contract Worth More Than $40 Million

After months of negotiations, CAPE, alongside fourteen of our sister-unions united in the Coalition of County Unions (CCU), have reached an agreement with the County of Los Angeles on a Successor Fringe Contract worth more than $40 million.

The term of the contract is July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025.

The agreement includes:

Negotiated Choices Contribution

The parties have reached agreement on the following increases to the County’s contribution to the Choices Plan for plan years 2023, 2024, and 2025. Critically, the new base for 2023 is more than a full percentage point above the average medical insurance increase of 2.9% for 2023, assuring that County employees affiliated with unions in the CCU.

Union Sponsored Medical Plans

New hires will now be eligible to join the CAPE Health Plans throughout the year; however, employees must meet union membership requirements during the next open enrollment period.

Other Negotiated Improvements

  • $1 million increase to the Dependent Care Spending Account.
  • Term Life Insurance benfit increase of $3,000 per employee for members in LACERA Retirement Plans A, B, C, D, G, and E.
  • Increase of $100,000 to the Civic Center Parking Joint Labor Management Committee.

Congratulations to our Fringe Benefits Contract Negotiations Team that put in the long hard hours to achieve this strong contract while staying safe in a virtual environment!