Region 2 Interpreters Campaign for a Fair Contract

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.

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Purple Communications Bargaining Update #10

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.

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Chronicle members ratify 5-year contract with raises in pay and healthcare costs

After 16 months of bargaining, San Francisco Chronicle Guild members ratified a 5-year contract that provides annual raises, but comes with big changes in their health care plan.

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Hawaii Tribune-Herald unit ratifies contact

Workers at the Hawaii Tribune-Herald voted Thursday to ratify a new two-year contract that includes modest pay raises but higher health insurance premiums and subcontracting that will likely lead to job losses.

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ASL VIs testify about union busting before NLRB

Four ASL video interpreters provided evidence at an NLRB hearing of how far Purple Communications was willing to go to block workers from exercising their right to form a union.

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Court interpreters: in their own words

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.

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Court Interpreter details making ends meet without a raise in more than 5 years

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.

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Court interpreters stand strong on full day’s pay

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.

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Guild Interpreters vote yes on strike authorization

An overwhelming 96 percent of Region 2 and 3 court interpreters who voted said yes to authorizing the bargaining committees call for a strike. The California Federation of Interpreters has been bargaining since July in those regions and faces detrimental proposals by the courts.

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Seeing red: The story behind our Twitter and Facebook campaign

“We love the Chronicle, and we love journalism, but we can’t keep donating our own livelihoods to increase the profits of our corporate owners.” Join our Twitter campaign on Monday.

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