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.
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.
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.
CFI urged the Judicial Council to convene a panel to review serious concerns about the testing process in the Khmer and Punjabi languages.
CFI leaders and staff updated members about legislative efforts on behalf of interpreters and in support of expanding language access.
CFI President Michael Ferreira highlighted language access concerns on Thursday over a Judicial Council plan to let courts carry out remote video proceedings.
CFI Representatives had a historic meeting with state Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to discuss interpreter services and language access in California.
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.