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  • July 27th, 2015

     CFI working on San Diego Pension Offset

    CFI representatives recently met with San Diego court representatives about the elimination of the “employer paid member contribution” (EPMC) to your pension. The unilateral change was imposed by the court without notice to employees or the union, and without the opportunity to meet and confer.

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  • July 27th, 2015

    San Mateo Court, Spanish Interpreter

    San Mateo Superior Court, Spanish Interpreter, go to to apply. See additional information here.

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  • July 2nd, 2015

    Members approve new bylaws in 128-41 vote

    CFI members approved the proposed replacement bylaws in a 128 to 41 vote. A total of 174 ballots were received in the Oakland office. _ One unmarked ballot and four envelopes returned without a name, signature, address or identifying information were deemed spoiled; _ 128 voted to ratify and; _ 41 voted to reject. The […]

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  • June 29th, 2015

    Tentative agreement reached in Contra Costa Offsets to Increased Retirement Costs

    CFI has negotiated a tentative agreement to provide relief to Contra Costa Interpreters who will see their retirement contributions increase as a result of the pension reform law (PEPRA). The union is addressing this situation around the state as courts negotiate deals with other bargaining units linked to CFI for benefits, including San Diego, Napa and Kern.

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  • June 29th, 2015

    Settlement reached in R2 Interpreter Coordinator, Los Angeles Complaint Unresolved 

    CFI reached a positive settlement to resolve an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge in Alameda County over interpreter supervisors doing bargaining unit work. A hearing is pending in Los Angeles, where the union recently discovered the court is using supervisors to perform our bargaining unit work despite the complaint and pending litigation.

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