Chronicle unit members share a cup of solidarity before bargaining

Bargaining Bulletin #6 San Francisco Chronicle Unit NY Hearst reps travel light Representatives of the Hearst Corp., which owns the San Francisco Chronicle, met with the Chronicle Guild bargaining committee today, rejected almost all aspects of the Guild’s proposal for a new labor agreement, and did not present a counter-offer. Guild members expressed disapproval and […]

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Chronicle Guild Unit protests Hearst stalling

Bargaining Bulletin #5 San Francisco Chronicle Unit The Guild filed an unfair labor practice charge Wednesday against the Hearst Corp. after its negotiators again delayed meeting with our bargaining committee. We consider Hearst’s repeated delays and cancelations over the past five months as acts of bad faith. Our health plan, governed by a joint management-Guild […]

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East Bay BANG Bulletin: August 13, 2012

Guild negotiators met with management Monday in Pleasanton to review some of the major issues blocking progress toward a new labor agreement that elevates East Bay terms to San Jose standards. Your bargaining committee presented a revised transfer proposal which offers greater flexibility to the management but protects employees from costly forced relocations.  The proposal […]

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Cohen condemns job-killing corporations

CWA President Larry Cohen condemned job-killing corporations and the government policies that allow them to get away with it during a fiery speech Tuesday in San Francisco’s historic Union Square. Cohen was a keynote speaker during the biennial convention of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. Delegates from throughout California came to the event, including 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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California Federation of Interpreters Region 3 Bulletin: July 13, 2012

Region 3 Bargaining Update #1 Region 3 representatives proposed cutting interpreters’ pay, adding translations to their duties, moving to an hourly rate system and other measures during the first bargaining session. The California Federation of Interpreter’s bargaining committee requested extensive explanations of these proposed changes, and the courts cited desired cost savings and operational flexibility, […]

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East Bay BANG Bulletin: July 3, 2012

  Employee representatives of the Guild focused on non-economic issues Tuesday in Pleasanton as talks continued. East Bay employees demand equal treatment and an end to disparity of treatment between South Bay and East Bay units. As stated previously, despite business climate difficulties, employees insist that  a high-quality regional news operation demands that colleagues work together, and no one should have […]

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