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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...

The current Bargaining Unit contracts controlling salary and working conditions for all CAPE members will expire on September 30, 2012, which is the same expiration date for the Fringe Benefit contract for all Los Angeles County employees. CAPE bargaining team members met for the 2nd time on April 11 to continue their preparations, including orientation...

Public sector collective bargaining rights are under serious attack. All across the nation, public employees and their unions are being wrongfully blamed for public agency budget deficits. It’s as if everyone has forgotten that it was Wall Street not Main Street; and definitely not public employees, who brought our nation’s economy to the brink of...

Last fall the Governor issued a 12-point plan he described as a starting point towards responsible public employee pension reform. The so-called “reform advocates” and public employee union representatives immediately engaged in a heated debate over what the Governor intended and which employees would, or should, be impacted by the reforms.

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I was honored to be elected by my colleagues on the Board as CAPE President in September 2011. In the months since, the number and severity of challenges facing the Association, and public employees across the state, have grown exponentially.

State legislative efforts and proposed ballot measures aimed at reducing or eliminating public employee...

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