CAPE News

What does the word “Union” mean to you?

As members of a labor union, we are part of a movement that provides us with better pay and working conditions. We have a voice where many do not.

But for CAPE members, I think sometimes the concept of being part of a union can get lost in the day-to-day demands of our jobs. It’s important to...

CAPE has started the process in preparation for the 2018 contract negotiations with Los Angeles County on successor contracts for units 131, 132, 501, 502, 511 and 512.

At its January Board Meeting, the board selected a group of volunteers for the negotiating team and meetings started in February to prepare proposals. Visit capeunion.org/...

For a second year, CAPE joined more than 40 other unions to be part of the LA County Federation of Labor’s “Homeless Heroes” team for the United Way’s annual HomeWalk. The walk/run raises awareness and funds for the United Way’s homeless programs. Labor’s team – this year totaling more than 300 walkers and runners – is the only team dedicated to raising...

A standard Letter of Admonishment is issued when a complaint is filed on an alleged County Policy of Equity (CPOE) violation with the County Intake Specialist Unit (CISU). The Letter of Admonishment is delivered to the complaining party and the subject of interest and a signature is requested verifying receipt of the letter. This is not a disciplinary...

Did you know you have rights to union representation if you’re called into a meeting that may result in discipline?

Your Weingarten Rights to Representation protect you from unfair investigatory disciplinary practices of the various investigative agencies of the County. But these rights are no good to you unless you invoke them anytime you are...

For the last year, CAPE has been in talks with the Department of Public Works Director Mark Pestrella on ending the practice of unnecessarily contracting out work in Building and Safety. The union has made great strides in this area, which has resulted in new jobs opening up and new members joining CAPE.

CAPE believes, based on strong evidence it...

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