California Federation of Interpreters

As members in a profession who are deeply dedicated toward breaking down barriers, linguistic and others, this is a call from our Union to help stamp out racism and bigotry in our country. The Local encourages you to participate in the petition; additionally, we encourage you to participate in the TNG-CWA’s social justice programs & committees.

 https://cwa-union.org/national-issues/human-rights

 https://cwa-union.org/national-issues/economic-justice-democracy

 https://cwa-union.org/national-issues/economic-justice-democracy/voting-rights

 

Our CWA brothers and sisters have asked our members for support on the legislative issues expanded on below. We should specifically see the benefit of controlling the offshoring and externalization of call centers, as there are indications that Video Remote Interpreting call centers are being set up several Spanish-speaking countries specifically to provide language services in the United States. By helping to protect our CWA colleagues’ jobs, we are most definitely protecting our own. We encourage you to help in this campaign, as outlined below.

Dear CWA Activist:

This legislative session our priorities have been supporting and trying to pass AB 1677 (Call Center bill) that we are sponsoring and AB 1066 (Unemployment Strike Benefit) that we are co-sponsoring. We are also opposing and trying to defeat AB 1366 (VOIP bill). I want to thank everyone of you that have taken action on our CWA Legislative priorities.

Many of you have shown up to numerous committee hearings and have sat for hours to be able to stand up at the mic to take a position. Others have sent emails and made calls.  While some of you have come to the Capitol to personally lobby your legislator and  others have gone to their legislator's District to lobby. Please know that whatever action you have taken towards our priorities, I am forever grateful and appreciate everything you have done. 

We are now headed towards the finish line and need all hands on deck to meet our goals. We need every single CWA member in California to send an email to their Senator. We should have thousands of you participating, because not only is it easy, it's important! We have drafted the email for you, so no worries about what you need to write.

SEND A LETTER →

 

Now is not the time to let up -- we must keep the emails coming to make sure our legislators know that CWA doesn't back down when it comes to standing up for our values! 

Please take a few minutes to write your State Senator and ask them to support AB 1677 and AB 1066 and to OPPOSE AB 1366! Click here to send a letter!

In solidarity and gratitude,

CWA District 9 Legislative and Political Team

CWA District 9

CA HI NV


District 9 North
2804 Gateway Oaks Dr. #150
Sacramento, CA 95833

District 9 South
12215 Telegraph Rd. #210
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Text CWAACTION to 69866 to Join Our Rapid Response Text List
Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, CLC.

 

Executive Board Elections 2019 - Region 3 Representative

Elected by Acclamation: Rosa Trevizo

Statement:

I have over thirteen years of experience as a Spanish interpreter.    I attended and received my education to become a professional interpreter at San Joaquin Delta Community College in 2006.   Subsequently, I worked as a freelance interpreter for about eight years and on February 2014 I became certified.   I continued my employment as a freelance Spanish interpreter for about a year and a half after I received my accreditation.   In November 2015, I was offered a position with the San Joaquin County Superior Court; where I am presently employed; currently assigned to the Juvenile Justice Center in French Camp, California.    

I have had the opportunity and the honor of working in many of our northern California courts as well as working in the private sector.  Throughout the years I have developed a very strong and clear understanding of our profession and I am passionate for the service we provide as interpreters.   My objective as Representative of Region 3 is to commit to listen to you and be the conduit of communication between you –the members and our union.  I also would like to continue thriving to make our profession extraordinary with the compensation and recognition we all deserve.  These past negotiations, I was actively involved in the mobilizing efforts. 

I currently reside in the city of Galt where I live with my husband of twenty four years.  We have four wonderful children.  I enjoy traveling, reading, helping people and spending time with my family. 

Sincerely, 

Rosa Trevizo 

 
Nominations are now open for the Region 3 Board Representative Position.  
 
The terms of office will begin upon election and completion of officer training and run through December 31, 2021.
 
Nomination must be received by August 19, 2019 please send emails at [email protected]
 
Candidates must be members in good standing, accept the nomination in writing, and agree to participate in training.  
 
In the event of a contested race for the Region 3 board representative position, a secret ballot election will be conducted. 
 

Dear CFI Members,

We are asking members to support our CWA brothers and sisters who work in the telecom industries, and for whom this bill is very important to stem the avalanche of jobs off-shoring of call centers. Our profession is facing the very same thing, but it will be taking the form of Video Remote Interpreting call centers being off-shored to other countries throughout Latin America and Asia. This law’s protection will help protect us down the line. I urge you to call your representatives and get this through to the Governor’s desk.
 
In solidarity,
 
Michael Ferreira, President
California Federation of Interpreters
Local 39000 TNG-CWA

 


CWA DISTRICT 9

Dear CFI Members,

Thank you so much to all of you that have participated in committee hearings, made calls and sent emails. All your hard work is the reason AB 1677 (The Call Center Bill) has passed out of so many committees.  As you know, AB 1677 would deny State grants, State-guaranteed loans, or tax credits for 5 years to any company that relocates 30 percent or more of their call center work to another country. 

AB 1677 will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee at 10:00am on Monday, August 12th! Please call your state Senator now and tell them to vote YES on AB 1677!

Here's a list of the committee members that need to hear from you.  Even if you're not a constituent, please make a call to these committee members. 

Portantino (Chair)                                              (916) 651-4025

Senator Patricia C. Bates (Vice Chair)           (916) 651-4036

Senator Steven Bradford                                  (916) 651-4035

Senator Maria Elena Durazo                            (916) 651-4024

Senator Jerry Hill                                                (916) 651-4013

Senator Brian W. Jones                                     (916) 651-4038

Senator Bob Wieckowski                                  (916) 651-4010

You can also call your Senator directly because they'll need to hear from you if this bill moves further.  Don't know your State Senator?  Click here to find out http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/and here's the link to the Senate roster, https://www.senate.ca.gov/senators

Please take a few minutes to make the call now and ask your state Senator to vote YES on AB 1677.

Sample script: 

Hello, my name is _________ and I am a California citizen/constituent and union member.  I'm calling to urge Senator ___________ to support an important bill for Call Center Workers in California, AB 1677.  AB 1677 is important to union members and workers across our state because it sends a clear message to large corporations -- "keep jobs in California or lose out on taxpayer subsidies!"  Please vote YES on AB 1677

In solidarity,

CWA District 9 Legislative and Political Team

CWA District 9

CA HI NV

district9.cwa-union.org


District 9 North
2804 Gateway Oaks Dr. #150
Sacramento, CA 95833

District 9 South
12215 Telegraph Rd. #210
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Text CWAACTION to 69866 to Join Our Rapid Response Text List
Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, CLC.

 
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