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

Learn how you can protect yourself, your community, and your patients from the novel coronavirus.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of millions of working people and our families, and CAPE is working tirelessly to limit the impact of this crisis on our health and livelihoods.

This free three-day workshop is for union members who want to learn how to better serve the union and its membership.

The institute takes place May 3rd to May 5th, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.

The interactive curriculum and workshops will cover:

Interested in becoming one of the labor movement's "Rising Political Stars?" Then, sign up for the next 2019 classes for the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's Civic Leadership Academy. The next academy starts June 8.

The academy is free to CAPE members and teaches participants the essentials of political campaigns and public service, from running field operations and building a winning coalition to the basics of policy and the responsibilities of civic commissions.

Volunteers needed May 11 - June 15 to help with the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

CAPE Members: Join Labor’s “Homeless Heroes” Team May 18 for HomeWalk 5K 2019!

On Saturday, May 18th, CAPE will join unions from across the region as labor takes the lead and walks (or runs) to end homelessness in United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ 2019 HomeWalk 5k run/walk.

CAPE is a supporter of the Labor team of Union Sisters and Brothers called the “Homeless Heroes.” Labor is the only team dedicated to raise funds to help homeless veterans into permanent housing during HomeWalk.

Last week, the Negotiating Teams for Units 501 and 502 (Professional Engineers & Supervising Professional Engineers) and Units 511 and 512 (Engineering Technicians and Supervising Engineering Technicians) met with a state mediator in an attempt to settled its impasse with the County of Los Angeles.

Bargaining Update:

The Negotiating Teams for all CAPE bargaining units have declared an "impasse" with the County. 

Mediation is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27 (Units 131/132) and Thursday, Feb. 28 (Units 501/502 and 511/512). 


HOW?
By failing to negotiate equitable Unit and Fringe Benefits contracts for members of the California Association of Professional Employees.

For the Unit Contracts, the County is demanding CAPE members agree to a base salary increase of just 7% over three years.

FACT: The Consumer Price Index increased 3.9% over the last year. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Have questions about contract negotiations?

Check out these FAQs to get the answers.

The following are Frequently Asked Questions CAPE has received regarding the current state of contract negotiations for the two contracts that cover CAPE-represented employees with the County of Los Angeles. The two MOUs are the Fringe Benefits contract and the Unit contracts.

The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to educate and inform members. Please share with your colleagues.