Ten student journalists began the 2014 edition of the Bay News Rising summer program by organizing their own bargaining unit at Local 39521 in San Francisco.
Employee interpreters, independent contractors and union activists picketed outside the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, the second day of rallies in the Bay Area by language professionals advocating for a fair contract and meaningful language access.
The Western District Council of The Newspaper Guild (TNG) met over the weekend in Santa Fe Springs to discuss the challenges they face and the strategies they have utilized to maintain a stable work environment despite difficult times.
About two dozen interpreters filled up the Judicial Council gallery Friday to push for extending language services to court users in civil matters and caution against the misuse of Video Remote Interpreting.
During the latest round of bargaining, Purple Communications negotiators said the company is unwilling to pay video interpreters higher wages. Video Interpreters gear up on campaign for a fair contract.
Negotiations stalled this week over whether management-mandated meetings and unexpected work interruptions, like system crashes and power failures, should count against an employee’s log-in time and other performance standards.
Your Guild bargaining unit offered a new approach Thursday on some of the core issues in our negotiations for a new labor agreement with the Bay Area News Group.
Court interpreters in the Bay Area reached a tentative agreement this week. But colleagues in the Central Valley continued their fight for a contract in mediation.
California court interpreters have not received a wage increase in more than five years while healthcare costs spiked and inflation has gone up 11% from 2007 to 2013. In bargaining, the courts continue to reject a raise.
Court administrators proposed to withdraw a proposal to send interpreters home up to two hours early without pay, but only if the California Federation of Interpreters agrees to accept a proposal on video remote interpreting.