New staffing for interpreter members

Officers of the Pacific Media Workers Guild announced a new staff lineup Tuesday for the Guild’s California Federation of Interpreters (CFI) unit.

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Interpreters fighting for court language services

Guild interpreters (CFI) are leading the push to expand interpreter services and enhance language access in California courts. CFI has detailed hundreds of instances of court users going without quality language services.

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Bay Media credit union merges with Fire

After more than 50 years serving the financial needs of San Francisco news workers, the Bay Media Federal Credit Union is calling it quits as an independent institution.

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Costs of health care dominate Chronicle negotiations

Bargaining resumed Wednesday for a new Guild contract at the San Francisco Chronicle, where Guild representatives pressed for answers to questions surrounding a proposed transition of union members into the Hearst-run health care program.

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Profile: Interpreter unit president Michael Ferreira

The National Interpreter Action Network is an organization created by and for interpreters dedicated to advocating for the profession. It is backed by The Newspaper Guild-CWA.

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Orange County Register Invests in Print Journalism

Owners of the Orange County Register are doing an industry about-face: hiring scads of journalists and raising subscriptions fees on the premise that readers want quality news reporting and are willing to pay for it.

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Guild freelancers induct Doonesbury’s Rick Redfern

The guild freelancers created a special slot for former Washington Post investigative reporter, Rick Redfern, a Doonesbury character who lost his job in a reduction in force in 2008 and who has been freelancing ever since.

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Guild welcomes ASL interpreters from Purple Communications

More than 225 certified American Sign Language interpreters employed at Purple Communications call centers in California, Arizona and Colorado voted Wednesday to unionize, becoming the first video relay service providers to do so.

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Court interpreters hold historic meeting with Chief Justice

CFI Representatives had a historic meeting with state Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to discuss interpreter services and language access in California.

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Interpreters emerging as TNG-CWA focus

Interpreters are emerging as one of the focal points for the future of The Newspaper Guild-CWA, officials from CFI’s parent union said during the Western District Council meeting this weekend.

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