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
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
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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