Lunzer and Steffens promise open process for new CFI

In consultation with CWA, the former CFI board and others, TNG will work to create the framework of a new, independent local for CFI. This process includes drafting new bylaws and electing new leadership.

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Sides talking again

Slight progress was made Thursday in San Francisco as Purple Communications and ASLIU negotiators met for the first time since November. Health and safety issues are linked to pay and benefits.

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A Statement to Local 39521 Members: Time for CFI to Depart

CFI and our national union leadership can move forward to create a great new local in the TNG-CWA family.

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A Statement to Local 39521 Members from TNG Leadership

The executive committee of Local 39521 is expected to take steps this week to sever its affiliation with the California Federation of Interpreters.

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In the beginning…the Hearst Manifesto

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of this Local’s first meeting – which occurred on March 4, 1934, we publish a scanned copy of this petition – the “Hearst Manifesto,” our originating document.

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Election Committee certifies results

The Guild’s Local Election Committee has certified the results of last month’s election, finding that there were no procedural or substantive grounds for setting the results aside.

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For better or worse? Press coverage of low-wage workers’ movement

Thousands of non-union fast food workers across the U.S. have taken to the streets demanding higher pay. Media reporting on this fledgling labor movement is instructive.

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Hawai’i interpreters speak up for standards

What sense does it make to train incoming court interpreters if the trainers themselves aren’t certified court interpreters? The Hawai’i Interpreter Action Network asks this in a letter to the Hon. Mark Recktenwald, chief justice of the Hawai’i Supreme Court.

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UC Berkeley Labor Center weighs in about Guild future

After months of study and meetings, consultant Paul Krissel, a veteran union leader and adjunct faculty member at the UC Berkeley Labor Center, produced a thoughtful and detailed report about the history and current state of Local 39521.

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Our ASLIU members are participating in our election – rules the Election Committee

The Pacific Media Workers Guild Election Committee has determined that the complaint or protest regarding the membership status of ASL interpreters working for Purple Communications is without merit, and that those workers are members in good standing. As such, they do have the right to vote or run for office …

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