Monterey Herald members fight for fair wages and affordable benefits

Monterey County Herald members delivered a petition for a fair pay increase and a reasonable cap on what employees pay for health care to publisher Gary Omernick.

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R2 Interpreters don’t let rain dampen their resolve, continue picketing for fair contract

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.

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A Dispatch from the Western District Council President

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.

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CFI to JC: Interpreters do it better in person

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.

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ASL interpreters at Purple fight for a fair contract

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.

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Scholarship, memorial honor beloved Guild veteran

Tech-savvy Guild leader Russ Cain was the union’s main database expert and one-man help desk for years. When he died recently, staff members wondered how they could possibly manage without him.

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CFI-backed bill to provide interpreters in civil cases clears legislature

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.

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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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Memories of Brother Russ Cain

My enduring memory of Russ doesn’t directly relate to the decades of Guild service he rendered as an organizer, local president, or international vice president.

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Bay News Rising student union reaches agreement with the Guild

The Bay News Rising Student Union and the Pacific Media Workers Guild reached a collective bargaining agreement Tuesday after an hour of negotiations.

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