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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...

With the struggling economy and continued high unemployment levels, the past few years have been difficult for workers everywhere. Now, more than ever, it is vital for union memberships to remain strong and united.

Overall, CAPE members deserve a great deal of credit for taking steps to increase their collective strength over the last year as we...

The combination of Assemblyman Warren Furutani's Joint Legislative Committee Hearing in late October, the Governor's release of his 12-point Pension Reform Plan on October 27, and the announcement of...

State legislative leaders adopted a FY 2011-12 State Budget in June that is already out of balance by billions of dollars. The spending plan was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor on time, but the measure anticipated $4 billion in new sales, property and income tax revenues. Unfortunately, that money has so far failed to materialize....

The 2011-2012 CAPE Board of Directors Election ballots were tallied on Wednesday evening, August 31st, at the CAPE office.  The vote tally was overseen by California Elections Company, an independent election vendor, and assisted by CAPE member volunteers of the CAPE Nominating and Election Committee.

This year seven candidates...

CAPE members provide a wide variety of vitally important services for County residents and businesses.  Properly identifying those services, especially the work that expedites the region’s economic recovery, has become a primary task for CAPE representatives as they prepare for 2012 salary and benefit contract negotiations.

The contracts that...

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