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