A Message from CFI President Ariel Torrone

It's time for a new update as we approach October and our annual conference is just around the corner. Don't forget — early registration ends September 20th. Visit our newly revamped website for more details. I look forward to seeing you there.

Let me also use this message to thank our outstanding staff for stepping up during this difficult first year of life of your independent, interpreter only local – we've had many growing pains, to say the least.



Pension Contribution Discussions Continue in San Diego

SAN DIEGO _ CFI and San Diego court representatives met again this week to discuss the court's elimination of the employer paid member contribution (EPMC) based on negotiations with the unit representing court clerks.  

The court unilaterally implemented the change in June without adequate notice or the opportunity for to meet and confer, but reversed itself and reinstated the offset at our first meeting in July. The Union contends that by law, courts have an obligation to negotiate over this change and it’s impacts with each affected union.

Memorial for Interpreter Dorita Kirchick

A celebration of Dorita's life scheduled this weekend at her home

Interpreters plan to gather at 9:30, Sunday, Aug. 16  at 24021 Welby Way in West Hills.

Dorita passed away recently after battling cancer.


Board Meeting Aug 13

8:00 pm online or by telephone

CFI Local 39000 Board Meeting scheduled for 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug 13, 2015. 


San Diego - Pension Offset Update

CFI meets with court about elimination of EPMC

SAN DIEGO _ CFI representatives met with San Diego court representatives recently about the elimination of the “employer paid member contribution” (EPMC) to your pension. The unilateral change was imposed by the court without notice to employees or the union, and without the opportunity to meet and confer.

At the end of the meeting yesterday, Court representatives agreed to roll back the elimination of the EPMC pending further negotiations with CFI. The EPMC will be restored and interpreters will be paid the EPMC that was missing from any pay periods before the change is reversed. The court still proposes to eliminate the EPMC, however, due to expectations related to the pension reform act.

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