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Friday, August 8th, 2014

Region 1 Votes to Ratify Agreement

Members voted to ratify the Region’s last, best, final offer, according to the teller’s committee count on Thursday August 7.

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

An Open Letter to Interpreters and the Courts

As someone who’s leaving a profession which I love and to which I’ve dedicated myself fully for 16 years, I’d like to share with you several lessons I learned. By Fanny Suárez

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Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Language Access Plan available for comment

A draft of California’s Language Access Plan (LAP) is available for comment. After receiving public comment, the Working Group will make revisions and provide the plan to the Judicial Council for review and adoption.

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Region 2 Civil Expansion Meet and Confer

Region 2 bargaining committee members met Thursday with court representatives to discuss the impact of court plans to provide interpreters in civil cases. CFI supports courts providing interpreters in family law and civil court matters.

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Region 4 Bargaining Update #2

Contract negotiations between CFI and the Region 4 courts continued this week. The Region made several proposals that are inexplicably draconian, and could ultimately interfere with providing justice in the Courts.

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

CFI Region 1: Get Informed and Vote

CFI will hold a meeting this Saturday, July 26, 2014 to answer members’ questions about Region 1 Courts’ last, best and final offer. Those present vote on the proposal.

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Sunday, July 20th, 2014

A bittersweet sendoff for CFI’s Fanny Suarez

CFI’s Fanny Suarez has served in many roles over the years: teacher, colleague, steward, bargaining team member and union representative. She is now adding a new job to the list: investigator.

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

CFI Bargaining Updates

CFI Bargaining Updates: Region 4 Negotiations

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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Region 4 Bargaining Update #1

Contract negotiations between CFI and the Region 4 courts began this week. During the half-day session Monday, Region 4 Chief Spokesperson Joe Wiley handed the CFI bargaining team eight proposals.

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Friday, July 11th, 2014

CFI Region 1 Informational & Ratification Meeting

A ratification/informational meeting to consider the last, best and final offer by Region 1 is scheduled for the afternoon of July 26, 2014 in Santa Fe Springs.

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