CFI President named Unionist of the Year by Monterey Bay LC

MONTEREY (April 29, 2016) _ The Monterey Bay Labor Council has named CFI President Ariel Torrone Unionist of the Year. 

Torrone received the award in recognition of his leadership during the time CFI was becoming an autonomous local run by interpreters for interpreters. Among the achievements that led to Torrone receiving the honor: helping Local 39000 obtain a charter, setting up automated dues collection statewide, advocacy for language access and overseeing bargaining.

He received the award at a dinner April 29 in Monterey, which included recognition from State Senator Bill Monning.  

CFI Local 39000 is a member of the Monterey Bay Labor Council, an AFL-CIO coalition of labor organizations in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Steward Juan Jose Negrete is CFI's delegate to the Labor Council.

Earlier this year the Argentine Sindicato Empleados de Comercio, the trade workers union, congratulated Torrone on his re-election as CFI President and offered its solidarity and support.