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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Niesha Gates — Our Wonderful President Moves On

Niesha Gates, president of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, has landed a dream job for any former college student. She gets paid to start talking about the teachers.

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A Dispatch from the Western District Council President

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.

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Mercury News unit ratifies contract extension

San Jose Mercury News guild members today ratified an extension of our contract through October 1, 2014. The agreement passed by a 2 to 1 margin.

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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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ASL interpreters at Purple fight for a fair contract

During the latest round of bargaining, Purple Communications negotiators said the company is unwilling to pay video interpreters higher wages. Video Interpreters gear up on campaign for a fair contract.

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Scholarship, memorial honor beloved Guild veteran

Tech-savvy Guild leader Russ Cain was the union’s main database expert and one-man help desk for years. When he died recently, staff members wondered how they could possibly manage without him.

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CFI-backed bill to provide interpreters in civil cases clears legislature

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.

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Chronicle members ratify 5-year contract with raises in pay and healthcare costs

After 16 months of bargaining, San Francisco Chronicle Guild members ratified a 5-year contract that provides annual raises, but comes with big changes in their health care plan.

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