Guild vote critical to locals’ purchase of Press Democrat

A North Bay investment group bought the Press Democrat after guaranteeing no layoffs for three years and promising to focus on high-quality community journalism.

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Court interpreters union cheers defeat of Prop. 32

The California Federation of Interpreters is among the groups elated about the defeat of Prop. 32, a measure that sought to prevent unions from using member dues for political purposes.

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Hilo members mull extension proposal

Negotiations between the Hawaii Tribune-Herald bargaining committee and the company produced an offer from the company for a one-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement with significant modifications.

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Guild Responds to Sale of Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Guild members at The Press Democrat read today’s sale announcement with great interest and optimism.

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Hearst finally makes its first comprehensive offer

Hearst offered its first significant move toward settling the SF Chronicle Guild contract, proposing a four-year deal that would nudge pay higher each year while changing the health care structure.

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High profile labor action sends message to Hearst: Fair contract now!

Guild members, workers-in-solidarity, labor leaders, and public officials gathered outside the Chronicle today to send a message to the Hearst Corp: Fair contract now! In the fifth month of collective bargaining, Hearst has yet to make an offer to which the Guild can respond.  Rather, Hearst has said “no” to …

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Court Interpreters urge courts to keep providing language services in domestic violence cases

SAN FRANCISCO _ Representatives from the California Federation of Interpreters highlighed the urgent need to clarify that funds are indeed available to provide interpreters for domestic violence victims during a Judicial Council meeting Thursday. CFI legislative committee member Mary Lou Aranguren urged Judicial Council members to correct the misinformation that has …

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Guild to hold health care rally this Thursday

Guild members and their allies will gather Thursday outside the Chronicle building in downtown San Francisco to protest the New York-based Hearst Corp.’s attack on quality health care at the newspaper. Detailed flyer here. It will be one of the first public demonstrations by San Francisco media workers since the newspaper business …

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The Balancing Act: Politics, Journalism and the Guild

Growing up with a dad who was managing editor of our city’s newspaper taught me a couple of things: The “Guild” — whatever that was exactly — meant I couldn’t play at being a kid reporter and see my stories in print, at least not in The Eugene Register-Guard. It …

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Interpreting finds its voice

Check out the latest post from our friends at NAJIT. Our own Michael Ferreira, California Federation of Interpreters president, and National Association of Judicial Interpreters and Translators Chairman Rob Cruz, delve into the future of the interpreting profession. Cruz delivered the keynote address at CFI’s annual conference this month in Los Angeles, discussing …

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