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Support Quality, Efficient, Professional Public Service –
Join CAPE Today! By joining CAPE, the county’s professional employees ensure they will receive fair and effective representation with their employer so they can continue providing vital public infrastructure and related services for Los Angeles County residents.
Click here for a Membership Application. [PDF download]
Professional employees represented by CAPE receive collective bargaining, contract administration, and grievance representation to enhance and protect their careers. Only full union members receive the following additional benefits.
Members automatically receive a $20,000 life insurance policy at no additional fee.
EXPANDED REPRESENTATION SERVICES
Including but not limited to potential advocacy in unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment claims, severe disciplinary action taken by management (i.e. discharge, reduction in class, suspensions of 6 days or more), and promotional exam disputes.
SOCIAL & INFORMATIONAL EVENTS
Including the annual CAPE Membership Dinner, Retirement Seminar, and other CAPE-sponsored events.
A COPY OF YOUR MOUs
Printed copies of the collective bargaining agreements that include the important wage, benefit, and working condition rights you as a CAPE member are entitled to.
Only members can vote in contract ratification votes and Board of Director elections.
THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE
Members can participate in official CAPE meetings with county & department managers, or serve as a CAPE Delegate, Negotiating Team Member, or run for a seat on the CAPE Board of Directors.
CAPE’s professional staff provides members with career path counseling and important information regarding workplace rights. CAPE’s expert advice helps members better understand the county work environment and achieve career goals.