Who We Are

The California Association of Professional Employees (CAPE, AFL-CIO) is the exclusive bargaining unit representative for more than 2,500 professional employees of the County of Los Angeles.

CAPE was formed in 1964 by employees who recognized the need for fair and effective representation in their dealings with county management.

CAPE's representation extends into the areas of collective bargaining of Memorandums of Understanding (work contracts), collective bargaining of Fringe Benefits, Grievances, Job-Related Legal Services, Communications, Legislative / Political Advocacy, Health Benefits, and various Member Services.

The 2,500 CAPE-represented employees come from seven groups within the county workforce:

CAPE Bargaining Units

Unit 131
Unit 501
Professional Engineers
Unit 511
Engineering Technicians
Unit 132
Supervisory Appraisers
Unit 502
Supervising Professional Engineers
Unit 512
Supervising Engineering Technicians


CAPE is affiliated with Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association (MEBA) and the American Federation of Labor--Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). CAPE is also a proud member of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and the Coalition of County Unions (CCU), an alliance of 10 Los Angeles County unions that collectively bargain for the health, retirement and other fringe benefits of all County "Choices" participants. The member Unions united in the CCU collectively represent more than 30,000 men and women employed by the County of Los Angeles.

The CAPE Benefit Trust, a non-profit organization that administers benefits to those County employees who are eligible for the "Choices" menu of health plans, was formed as a separate entity in 1980.


PDF iconClick here to download the Articles of Incorporation.pdf

PDF iconClick here to download the Bylaws.pdf

CAPE Financial Reports

PDF icon2018 Finacial Report.pdf

PDF icon2017 Finacial Report.pdf

PDF icon2016 Financial Report.pdf 

PDF icon2015 Financial Report.pdf

PDF icon2014 Financial Report.pdf

PDF icon2013 Financial Report.pdf

PDF icon2012 Financial Report.pdf

PDF icon2011 Financial Report.pdf

PDF icon2010 Financial Report.pdf

PDF icon2009 Financial Report.pdf