We often hear the saying, "Health is wealth," and it couldn't be truer.

We are a successful and thriving union, but a strong contract means little if members aren’t aware of our rights in the workplace and empowered to exercise them.

In this issue, we look back at the amazing work and incredible victories secured during the fall and winter of 2023, discuss helpful tips when considering retirement, and gear up for CAPE’s 60th Anniversary in 2024.
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.

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)


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.


Throughout the month of August, L.A. County will be conducting webinars to help foster the financial wellness of employees with educational knowledge and tools that offer financial guidance, improve financial literacy, and help reach both day-to-day and long-term financial goals.

Statement from the CAPE Board of Directors in response to Los Angeles County's recent notice of financial hardship due to COVID-19

This morning, County CEO Sachi Hamai released a statement notifying employees that she intends to submit a budget to the Board of Supervisors on June 29 that will include not only program cuts, but also potential layoffs.

L.A. County CEO Threatens Workers with Layoffs if Unions Don’t Agree to Immediate Pay Concessions Without Member Input or Approval