CAPE News

A deceptive statewide ballot measure has qualified for the November 2012 General Election Ballot that, if passed by voters, would have dire consequences for CAPE members’ careers.

The “Special Exemptions Act” claims to be about “stopping special interests”, but what it would actually do is give special exemptions to corporate special interests and...

The protection of secure pensions for current and future County professional employees remains one of CAPE’s highest priorities. Debate on the issue continues in many different venues and in many different directions.

The legislative front: To help sort through the ever-changing political landscape, the CAPE Board of Directors...

Late last year the CAPE Board of Directors announced a deliberate process to fill a vacancy on the Board. All of the candidates were required to submit their history of CAPE service, be interviewed by the Board, and provide a written statement about why they wished to serve.

On March 22nd, the Board chose Lisa Andres to fill the vacancy. Lisa is...

CAPE has long recognized the importance of Sick Leave Benefits to our members and has prioritized the improvement of these benefits and enforcing your rights to them.

I, as the Chair of the Coalition of County Unions, per the direction of your Board of Directors, have pursued this priority of improving your Sick Leave Benefits by leading the...

Public employee pension benefits are under serious political attack. One critical way that Los Angeles County employees can help protect our well-earned, secure retirement benefits is by electing LACERA Board representatives who will fight for us; Herman Santos and Vivian Gray.

Herman Santos for Board of...

Attacks on public employee pensions continue to surface from a variety of sources in an even wider variety of venues. CAPE members are, by now, familiar with the attempts by pension reform advocates to place pension-cutting proposals on the ballot for voter approval. All of the ballot measures submitted so far have failed to secure the necessary number...

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