California Federation of Interpreters

Dear CFI Members:

Please consider participating in the training below hosted by the LA Fed.

Thank you!


Hello Sisters and Brothers-   
The LA Fed will be offering a "Disaster Preparedness and Dealing with Active Shooters"  training on Saturday, October 5th, from 9 am- 11 am. You and your members may register on the link below. The training will be held at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, 2130 W. James M. Wood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 90006. (see attached flyer)
Please share this training opportunity with your members and encourage them to register early, we plan to stop the registration at 70.  
Here's more information regarding our training:           
We are proud to announce our newest Union Resiliency Training where we will be covering disaster preparedness and dealing with an active shooter. Learn to prepare your home and your office for a major disaster and how to survive an active shooter incident.  
PREPAREU (9am-10am)
Disaster Preparedness Education for Individuals and families, presenter- Red Cross, Joselito Garcia Ruiz - 9 am to 10 am.
Run, Hide, Fight (10am-11am)
Active Shooter Situations, presenter- Retired Probation Officer Daniel Montez
Please plan to join us and let me know if you have any questions, I look forward to seeing you on Oct 5th. (breakfast will be provided)
Thank you, In Unity, 
Armando Olivas, Consultant
LA Fed

CFI local 39000 presents:

2019 Seminar


(Until October 23rd)

Use Code CFI 2019

We cannot issue a credit if you do not use the special code. 



By Daniel Tamayo, 
November 2nd, 6 CIMCE units


By Monica P. Almada
November 3rd, 3 CIMCE units


By Antonio Pelayo Lopez
November 3rd, 3 CIMCE units.

CFI Seminar2019 - 12 Unit Cimce Event

November 2nd and 3rd 

Register Now

 Early bird special Members $75 and Non-Members $100 until October 23, 2019

Use code CFI2019
Breakfast and Lunch is included.
  • After October 23rd the cost for Members $100 and Non-Member $125.
  • Cancellations received in writing via email by October 23, 2019 subject to a 50% refund. Absolutely no refunds after October 23,2019.
  • We cannot issue a credit if you do not use the special code.




There are still opportunities for interpreters to give back to their communities in offering pro bono interpreting to help those in need of access to asylum. This round of efforts is focused mainly on verifying compliance with the Flores decision; it’s about children and adolescent minors being cared for properly while in custody … it’s for basic human rights, and that’s what unions are about. I encourage members to see if they can spare a day and help.

In solidarity … with humanity …

Michael Ferreira, President
California Federation of Interpreters

Dear volunteer lawyers, doctors, paralegals, and interpreters,

We would like a small number of volunteer monitors to join court-approved interviews of Flores class member minors detained at CBP facilities in the Tucson, El Centro, San Diego Sectors on October 03- 04, 2019 and the RGV and El Paso CBP Sectors October 10-11, 2019. We are writing to invite lawyers, doctors, paralegals, and interpreters to participate in one or more days of class member interviews. The purpose of these monitoring visits is solely to gather updated information regarding CBP's compliance with the terms of the Flores settlement and previous court Orders that require the humane treatment and prompt processing of minors in Border Patrol custody. To volunteer, please register or sign in to, where you can select the dates and locations at which you wish to participate. We encourage volunteers to conduct interviews for at least one full day. two days at various locations close to one another.

Below please find the specific sites within each sector:

Tucson Sector
October 3: Nogales Station October 4: Ajo Station

El Centro Sector
October 3: El Centro Station October 4: Calexico Station

San Diego Sector
October 3: Chula Vista Station

RGV Sector
October 10: Ursula BP Station (morning) McAllen Station (afternoon)
October 11: Donna (morning)
Weslaco Station (afternoon)
Brownsville Station (morning)
Ft. Brown Station (afternoon)

El Paso Sector
October 10: Clint Station (morning)
Santa Teresa Station (afternoon)
October 11: El Paso Station (El Paso Sector) (morning) Ysleta Station (El Paso Sector) (afternoon)

Please log in or sign up at to register to volunteer for an upcoming detention site inspection. Those wishing to participate in site visits must upload, unless they have already done so for previous visits, the following documentation:

  1. A PDF or JPEG scanned copy of a government issued photo ID - you must upload this at the “Upload ID and Consent” tab.
  2. A PDF or JPEG scanned copy of a signed ICE Code of Conduct form - you must upload this on the “Upload ID and Consent” tab.(New form required for all participants regardless of previous participation)
  3. A PDF or JPEG scanned copy of your State Bar Membership Card (required only for attorneys).
  4. A PDF or JPEG scanned copy of a medical license or other certificate (required only for doctors and child welfare experts)
In addition to registering at the web site, please also email me the days and locations you wish to interview class members and attach copies of the documents mentioned above that you uploaded to the website.

We will promptly email those who respond to let you know if you have been selected to join a visit this time around, provide an interview form, and schedule an orientation conference call probably Tuesday next week.

If you cannot volunteer, please go to the website and make a donation to support the work of defending detained children from relentless attacks by this Administration.

Please feel free to forward this email to others who may want to support the ongoing efforts aimed at protecting the rights of detained children and securing their release from federal custody as promptly as possible.

Thank you.

Peter Schey
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law


Dear Members,

Please consider participating in the Native Women's Equal Pay Day.


Native Women’s Equal Pay Day is Sept. 23

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Monday, Sept. 23, is Native Women’s Equal Pay Day and The NewsGuild-CWA invites you to join us and others across the country fighting for equal pay. Nine months into 2019, Sept. 23 symbolizes how long it will take Native women to catch up to men’s earnings for 2018.

Equal Pay Days have special meaning for us because Guild studies at various news organizations found disturbing results: Women and people of color are paid less on average than their counterparts, including among those who perform similar work and have similar levels of experience – even at some of the nation’s most prestigious publications.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Share some of the social media posts below on September 23 -- or create your own.
  • If you haven't seen our Equal Pay brochure, be sure to check it out at our updated Equal Pay website. (You can order hard copies of the brochure by replying to this email.)

Sample tweets:

Sept. 23 is #NativeWomensEqualPay Day. Native women earn just 58 cents on the dollar and must work well into 2019 to earn as much as men earned in 2018. News organizations are among those that fail to pay women and people of color equitably. #DemandMore @news_guild 

Today is #NativeWomensEqualPay Day. Journalists: What’s your equal pay story? Share it with @news_guild.

Think your employer is underpaying women and people of color? You're probably right. Journalists are fighting back, requesting pay data during negotiations & demanding #EqualPay. Join us! For info: #NativeWomensEqualPay #DemandMore

News organizations demand transparency from government and business. So why don't publishers act transparently when it comes to pay for women and people of color in their own organizations? We demand transparency and #NativeWomensEqualPay. Join us:

The Paycheck Fairness Coalition has developed very attractive graphic posts for FB, Twitter and Instagram, and is planning a Twitter storm at 11 a.m. Pacific Time / 2 p.m. EDT. They also have shared pertinent facts and background info

The NewsGuild has a history of exposing and fighting pay disparities and on Native Women’s Equal Pay Day we will continue to advance those efforts. Please join us!

In solidarity, 

Bernie Lunzer, President 

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