IGA Goes to Chicago … Thanks to our Colleagues!

CHICAGO TRAINING

We want to thank the following donors for helping us meet our GoFundMe goal in record time. These are the generous folks that helped send IGA leaders to the National People’s Action leadership week-long training in Chicago!

Noel Abraham, Letizia Ambrosino, Elsa Anaya, Julie B., Yetide Badaki, Fernando Becerril, Olivia Bernal, Sandra Bezerra, Carmelina Cadena, Claudia Calle Moenaert, Ismail Charania, Nancy de la Rosa, Muhammad Farooq, K. Gallindo, Gladys Garcia, Yvette Garcia, Charles Gray, Perla Johnsen, Roxane King, Romina Kluss, Hadiza Kyari, Donette Lancaster, Stephany Magaña, Naeem Mazhar, Anjie Mikho, Marian Needham, Helen Park, Genevieve Peprah, Maribel Pintado Espiet, Maria Portillo, Rosemina Punjan, Patricia Rivadeneira, Jean Rodney, Montserrat Sala, Claudia Sanchez, Susana Sardas, Rebeca Sotura, Marlar Swe, Johanna Valle Sobalvarro, And… 7 Anonymous Donors.

It was exhilarating and extremely challenging! We had 10-hours of classes and workshops a day, the rest of time was spent discussing how to apply what we were learning and making plans for IGA. Many concepts were new to us and most of it will be very useful and directly applicable to reaching our goals. We learned how to conduct more productive meetings, how to organize more effectively, how to prioritize goals, cut issues and hold ourselves accountable… This is the work that brings about true change! PEOPLE POWER.   http://npa-us.org/npa-training-program

We also had a chance to meet with and share ideas and deep dish pizza with some terrific Chicago colleagues! We deeply appreciate your support and solidarity, Kathleen Morris and Jorge Carbajosa!

NLRB RESULTS

We are expecting an NLRB update of some kind before the end of this month, August 2016. Special thanks to our IGA legal team and especially to our colleagues that day in and day out field questions, collect data and help with research. It’s because of all of you that we are feeling encouraged and positive.  AND WE ARE READY WHATEVER THE OUTCOME. As always, we will need everyone to stay connected and tuned in.  https://www.nlrb.gov/case/21-CA-173402?order=ds_activity&sort=asc

SOSi’s CONTRACT RENEWAL

Yes, SOSi has been renewed another year by EOIR/DOJ. As in the past, we continue to be considered independent contractors and are therefore expected to negotiate our contracts individually. We will absolutely stay united. Our community is growing and this continues to be our greatest source of power! If you see someone new, greet them kindly and talk about IGA! And if you can get their email or phone number, that would be extremely helpful in building unity and keeping everybody up to date.

SAVE THE DATE!  

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2016

TIME: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

ADDRESS: 1225 TELEGRAPH, SUITE 210, SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA 90670

IGA MEETING AND 6 FREE CIMCE UNITS

This coming Saturday, August 20, 2016, IGA will be hosting a free seminar with 6 CIMCE units for CA Certified colleagues! This is a great opportunity to engage with our greater community of colleagues. After all, the health of our entire profession is crucial in securing the improvements we’ve already made in our different sectors. This will be a potluck and all yummy bites are welcomed! Help us keep count. PLEASE RSVP TO ANGIE: madgaucha@gmail.com

We will only support academic programs that truly support our collective effort. We look forward to visiting other regions soon!  

COMMUNITY, CONTINUING EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, IMMIGRATION, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, LANGUAGE ACCESS, UNION

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