September 2017 – Delegates to The NewsGuild-CWA sector conference this summer endorsed a resolution declaring that only certified interpreters and translators should be utilized in our nation’s courts, hospitals and government institutions. Continue reading “Delegates Say: Certified Interpreters and Translators Only”
Complaint has broad implications for labor movement and immigration courts
June 5, 2017 – SOS International, the company that provides interpreting services for federal immigration courts, illegally misclassified its employees as independent contractors and fired interpreters who spoke out, according to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on May 31. Continue reading “Company Providing Interpreters for Immigration Courts Illegally Misclassified, Fired Workers, NLRB Says”
The interpreter and translator professions are not new, yet inconsistent industry standards have been developed by those who employ us to determine the best skill level for the work that we do. Since 1981, as NewsGuild members, we have fought to raise the standards for our work.
We need to be able to provide the best possible services to our clients. We do that through sustainable and healthy working conditions and also through consistent and fair pay. Continue reading “Interpreters and Translators”