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Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Court Interpreter shares story of making ends meet without a raise

CFI proposed wage increases for Region 2 and 3 interpreters based on years of service but courts continue rejecting the raise. Here’s one interpreter’s story on what that means for her and her daughter.

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Region 2 Bargaining Update

Region 2 proposed to withdraw its proposal to send interpreters home up to two hours early without pay, but only if CFI agrees to accept its proposal on video remote interpreting

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Interpreters show solidarity in red

Interpreters in courthouses throughout Northern California and the Central Valley are wearing red to show their support for CFI’s bargaining committees

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Monday, May 6th, 2013

Norcal interpreters gain momentum against detrimental court proposals

Interpreters discussed court administrators’ proposed changes would adversely impact all professional interpreters during a CFI general meeting this weekend.

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Friday, April 26th, 2013

Region 2 Bargaining Update

During bargaining, CFI told the region that the proposal for early release without pay is destructive, and though we recognize it is a priority for the courts we are not persuaded.

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

CFI rallies with SEIU for affordable healthcare in Alameda County

Interpreters rallied alongside court clerks on Wednesday, calling for the Superior Court of Alameda County to provide workers with affordable health care.

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Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Results of the Strike Authorization Vote

An overwhelming 96 percent of Region 2 and 3 members who voted this weekend said yes to authorizing the bargaining committees call for a strike.

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

CFI Regions 2 & 3 to take strike authorization vote

Members from Regions 2 and 3 of the California Federation of Interpreters will vote on whether to authorize its bargaining committees with the ability to call a strike.

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Friday, April 12th, 2013

Campaign for a Better Contract

SAVE THE DATE: April 20 in Stockton. Campaign for a Better Contract: The Time has Come.

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Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Region 2 Bargaining Update

Region 2 courts insisted during negotiations Wednesday on the right to send any full time employee home up to two hours early every day in their sole discretion, and without pay.

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Friday, March 15th, 2013

Region 3 Bargaining Update

Region 3 courts contend mediation is necessary for bargaining to proceed. No dates have been set at this time while the two sides select a mediator.

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Region 3 Bargaining Update

Region 3 requests and CFI agrees to begin using a mediator to assist in the negotiations. The next bargaining date will be set after the mediator’s availability is determined.

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