This week, the California Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) – representing nearly 3,000 members who ensure the safety of L.A.

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.

As our CAPE Bargaining Team meets with County management, we want to show a strong display of unity.


The California Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) is pleased to announce the results of its 2021 CAPE Board of Directors Election.

Elected to two-year terms were:

We’re excited to bring you our very first Virtual CAPE Unity Break with some of the latest news and updates from our union.

Our 2021 CAPE Board of Directors Election has officially begun. The terms of five (5) members of the Board of Directors expire as of September 2021. A mail ballot election will be held throughout the month of August. The five candidates receiving the largest number of votes will be elected to serve two-year terms (September 2021 - September 2023).

Ballots have been mailed to all CAPE members in good standing and must be received at the Election Post Office Box by 12 p.m. on August 25. (Ballots will NOT be accepted at the CAPE office.)

After weeks of negotiations for a successor Fringe Benefit Memorandum of Understanding, the County refused to appropriately recognize our front line sacrifices during the pandemic

We officially kicked off our 2021 CAPE Contract Negotiations. Our bargaining team members met with County Management via Zoom, set parameters and ground rules for negotiations, and presented and reviewed our initial Unit proposals for a new one-year contract.

Over the last year, we have witnessed just how vital it is to have a strong union contract. We’re committed to protecting our wages, benefits, and working conditions as we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lighting at the Assessor Hall of Administration (HOA) has been subpar for far too long. That’s why CAPE members joined together to call on Assessor Management to make the long overdue upgrades and repairs. Proper lighting in an office is not only essential to productivity but valuable to the health of all employees by reducing eye fatigue and headaches.

The Coalition of County Unions and CAPE wants to inform you of the temporary relief spending account changes that have been approved by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. Effective immediately, L.A. County has incorporated the following changes into their Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) and Dependent Care Spending Account (DCSA) plans:

United together, CAPE members in the Assessor Department have successfully pushed back against an unfair policy for overtime approval.

Over the last few months, Assessor Management unilaterally implemented a new policy standard for production rates that Appraisers and Appraiser Specialists would have to meet in order to be approved to work overtime. Upon seeing this, our representation team filed a Grievance General-In-Character to challenge the new policy as a violation of the overtime provision provided in our contract/MOU.