A majority of CFI members from the greater San Francisco Bay Area (Region 2) voted to ratify a tentative agreement that gives interpreters raises and the ability to bargain over the working conditions of Video Remote Interpreting.
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.
Our California Federation of Interpreters unit is planning three pickets in the coming days as part of a strong push for fair terms in their next contract in Region 2 (Bay Area).
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.
Tony Rivas’ talk – the Enigmas of Cuban Spanish – took place at the 11th annual CFI conference. Tantalized by his use of the word “enigmas,” we challenged Rivas to help non-interpreter “lay people” to understand the premise of his talk.
Long after a police raid has busted a human trafficking ring, emotionally difficult and legally complicated follow-up work continues. Interpreters are key to helping.
A CFI-sponsored bill to ensure quality language access for civil court users has cleared the state Senate and Assembly and awaits the governor’s signature.
Wear red on Wednesdays in solidarity with CFI. CFI’s Region 2 stands strong for a fair contract and explains the history behind the interpreters’ struggles.
The California Federation of Interpreters has reached tentative agreements in two of the three regions bargaining new contracts. CFI, a unit of the Guild, represents about 850 interpreters employed in California courts.