I say that to every one of you who is a full CAPS member. It’s your membership that makes the critical work of CAPS possible. Speaking of CAPS…
We are doing our part as your union representative, and now we are asking EVERY State Scientist to do theirs. That means joining CAPS and maintaining membership in CAPS!
Seven out of ten State Scientists are CAPS members. But we need more, many more full memberships. I’ve heard all kinds of reasons why some of my colleagues haven’t joined: “I didn’t know I wasn’t a full member… you haven’t gotten me full pay equity… what have you done for me lately?”
The answer to all of this is of course: CAPS IS OUR UNION! For CAPS to be successful it needs strength in numbers. That’s exactly what the teachers in West Virginia recently showed when they collectively, unanimously, forced the state of West Virginia to provide just a 5% pay increase.
Why should Governor Brown take CAPS seriously when he knows that not every State Scientist supports CAPS in its efforts?
CAPS was formed in 1984 by a group of State Scientists determined to ensure that their union spoke exclusively for the employment and professional interests of State Scientists.