Minnesota Guild Unit’s Campaign Features Innovative QR Button
More than 100 medical interpreters represented by the Minnesota Newspaper Guild are putting pressure on their hospital to bargain over new remote video interpreting services. “We’re not opposed it – our members would still be doing the work,” Minnesota Guild Executive Officer Mike Bucsko said. “But we believe they have to bargain over the effects, the hours and breaks. Studies show that the fatigue factor in video interpreting is much higher than in person. But they’re refusing to bargain with us.” To help keep members and anyone interested informed about the fight and upcoming contract talks, the local has created an innovative pin with a QR code. Scan it with a smartphone and you'll be on the interpreters' webpage. Photo: Unit Chair Santiago Morgon speaks at a rally Oct. 23. Inset: the QR button.