Three days of negotiations over the past week led to a few new agreements and a much better understanding of key remaining issues for the bargaining teams.
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.
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.
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.
CFI is a sponsor of AB1127, which would require the state to develop a plan that provides limited English proficient Californians linguistic access to the court system.
Officers of the Pacific Media Workers Guild announced a new staff lineup Tuesday for the Guild’s California Federation of Interpreters (CFI) unit.
The National Interpreter Action Network is an organization created by and for interpreters dedicated to advocating for the profession. It is backed by The Newspaper Guild-CWA.
CFI Representatives had a historic meeting with state Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to discuss interpreter services and language access in California.
Interpreters are emerging as one of the focal points for the future of The Newspaper Guild-CWA, officials from CFI’s parent union said during the Western District Council meeting this weekend.
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.