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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...

This year’s annual benefits enrollment is quickly approaching and CAPE Union members are encouraged to plan ahead in their review of the Choices Annual Benefits Enrollment program. Choices Annual Benefits Enrollment is October 1 - October 31, 2011, for coverage as of January 1, 2012. As a reminder you will have the chance to enroll by online enrollment...

There will be an unprecedented number of open seats and competitive incumbent seats up for election in the State Assembly and Senate in the June 2012 Primary and November 2012 General Elections. CAPE representatives have already received several requests from candidates for our support. Those requests, and many that will follow, will be reviewed by the...

On March 22, 2006, a DPW CAPE member was called into an investigation meeting believing he was being interviewed as a potential witness to a retired former DPW employee’s misconduct. Thinking he was a witness, the CAPE member felt that he did not need representation and did not assert his Weingarten Rights (his right to have a union representative...

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