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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Nuances matter when interpreting for trafficking cases

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.

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Protesters condemn Gap for shameful workplace safety standards

Gap refuses to adhere to progressive workplace standards despite mounting pressure and international revulsion following the disaster in Bangladesh.

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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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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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Michigan’s “right-to-work” fight foreshadowed at Free Press

Michigan Gov. dealt a sucker punch to unions in America’s symbolic capital of labor by signing two controversial “right-to-work” bills that ban unions from requiring workers to pay dues as a condition of employment.

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Honored union advocate courting retirement

Duane Beeson, activist lawyer and senior partner in the Media Workers’ own law firm, Beeson Tayer & Bodine, had something like a retirement dinner Wednesday night. Beeson, 90, a onetime staff attorney for the NLRB back when the federal agency took  its job of defending worker rights a lot more …

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Nurses Strike Sutter Health Over Demands for Worker Concessions

For the fourth time since September, nurses across nine Sutter Health hospitals went on strike Wednesday in response to management demands for worker concessions that include reductions in healthcare coverage, increased pension contributions and changes to workplace rights and conditions. The nurses are also protesting widespread cuts by Sutter to …

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