Newsbriefs: August 17, 2020

By ATA | August 17, 2020

In This Issue: ATA61 Registration is Open, Podcast: Halftime Show, California AB 2257, Upcoming ATA Webinars, COVID-19 & Interpreters, AFTI Conf Scholarships, Board Mtg Summary, Savvy Newcomer, The ATA Chronicle, and more.

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InterpretAmerica 2020: A Timely Response to an Unprecedented Crisis

By ATA | May 11, 2020

In early March, when it became clear that the world was headed toward global lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the interpreting profession was thrown into nearly universal chaos. To respond to the crisis, InterpretAmerica held a two-hour online panel to discuss how to ensure professional interpreting services during the pandemic and beyond.

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From the President: Helping Members Through Difficult Times

By ATA | May 11, 2020

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org As I write this, we’re about two months into the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. According…

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ATA Sends Open Letter to the California Assembly and Senate

By ATA | April 14, 2020

California AB 2257 will be heard by California’s influential Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, August 17. This is the last chance for the bill…

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ATA Members and the CARES Act

By ATA | April 1, 2020

Last week, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which is intended to mitigate…

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Freelance Translators and Interpreters Need Relief

By ATA | March 20, 2020

As Congress and the executive branch consider relief measures to combat the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, they must remember to include freelance…

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Statement of Position Regarding California Assembly Bill 5 and Request for Exemption

By ATA | February 3, 2020

The California State Assembly recently passed a bill that ATA believes will improperly classify the majority of the association’s members as employees, when in…

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ATA Members and Internet Scams

By ATA | February 1, 2020

Scamming and Spamming If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is too good to be true. The latest in the…

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ATA Issues Statement on AB 5 and Mandatory Employee Classification

By ATA | January 30, 2020

The recent passage of Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) in California will reclassify freelance translators and interpreters as employees beginning January 1, with devastating effect financially on many of our colleagues working in the state.

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2020 School Outreach Winner

2020 School Outreach Contest Winner: Giovanna Lester

By ATA | January 24, 2020

Giovanna won the contest for her virtual presentation to students from Farmington R7 School in Missouri. She spoke to the 22 students aged 8…

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International Translation Day 2019

By ATA | September 30, 2019

Telling Your Story! What do translators and interpreters really do? What’s a day like for a translator or interpreter? Why are translators and interpreters…

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Statement Opposing Discontinuing Immigration Interpreting Services

By ATA | July 24, 2019

The American Translators Association (ATA) has issued a statement opposing the Department of Justice plan to discontinue in-person interpreting services at initial hearings for…

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