Guild negotiators moved closer to a tentative agreement on a three-year contract with the Fresno Bee on Wednesday. Management presented a comprehensive, final offer, but agreed to address several Guild concerns.
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.
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.
CFI and our national union leadership can move forward to create a great new local in the TNG-CWA family.
The executive committee of Local 39521 is expected to take steps this week to sever its affiliation with the California Federation of Interpreters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.