Seth Rosenfeld discusses criticism of his book over Aoki revelation

Investigative journalist Seth Rosenfeld never imagined his new book would attract so much criticism after it named 1960s Bay Area activist Richard Aoki an undercover FBI informant. “Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals and Reagan’s Rise to Power,” is a nonfiction book that details the history of the FBI’s secret activities surrounding the University […]

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Report language access barriers in California courts

Members of the California Federation of Interpreters want to bolster equal access to justice in California by documenting language services problems in the courts. CFI, part of Local 39521, needs your help collecting incident reports which detail instances of barriers to justice. These barriers include, but are not limited to events like the following: Hearings or attorney-client interviews wherein no interpreter was provided to a […]

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CFI defends interpreter funds during Judicial Council meeting

By Anabelle Garay July 27, 2012 Judicial Council members deferred action Friday on a recommendation to take up to $6.5 million from the designated interpreter budget for other court costs. CFI officials told Judicial Council members that shifting the funds would deprive a significant number of people from access to justice while violating the federal civil […]

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Courts propose wage cuts, added duties for interpreters

July 25, 2012 Region 2 court administrators proposed adding to the daily duties of interpreters while cutting wages by 10 percent and reducing guaranteed work hours. The measures presented by the courts during Monday’s opening bargaining session closely mirror those previously proposed in Region 3. The most significant proposals made by Region 2 to the […]

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San Francisco Chronicle Bulletin #2

Health care funding discussed in second round of Chronicle negotiations Negotiations on a new Guild contract at The Chronicle continued Tuesday with a discussion of health care issues for more than an hour in The Guild conference room. Executive Officer Carl Hall re-established Guild concerns with new legal representation present for Hearst. Efforts are under […]

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Guild to grow membership in open newspaper shops

Trainers refreshed Guild activists on organizing basics at a day-long training Thursday in Sacramento, in preparation for a summer-long push to grow membership at open newspaper shops across California. Mobilizers and staff from the International shared ideas and plans for approaching more than 300 non-union newsroom employees working for Hearst, MediaNews and McClatchy papers represented […]

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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 in-patient care services. According to […]

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