IGA VRI-Video Remote Interpretation

Latest News with VRI-Video Remote Interpretation

As you may all know, Angie Birchfield from IGA has been participating in the VRI Workstream committee since 2016. The participation in this work group has been a real eye opener on how this plan could affect our profession. The main goal of VRI is to protect a defendant’s right to a speedy arraignment after

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EOIR News Bulletin: NLRB Rules SOSi EOIR Interpreters Are Employees

Officials at the National Labor Relations Board have found that immigration court interpreters should be considered employees rather than independent contractors. The determination is a major – though preliminary – win for our Guild, which has been working to help immigration interpreters fight for their job rights. Lawyers for IGA’s local, the Pacific Media Workers

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ATA In San Francisco Offers IGA Opportunity To Connect

The IGA booth at the ATA Convention offered a great chance to meet with up old friends and colleagues and make lots of new friends. IGA’s message of unity and empowerment for the independent interpreter and translator is having a terrific impact throughout our industry. IGA’s plans to travel across the country and promote membership and support for

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Counter-Punch: Retaliation Against EOIR Interpreters

IGA has heard from a number of EOIR colleagues whose contracts were not renewed. We intend to file an NLRB charge asserting that at least some non-renewals were in retaliation for interpreters’ protected activities of speaking out for improved wages and working conditions. Let us know immediately if you were not renewed and if you

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