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What Are Translation-Specific Tool Providers and Developers Doing to Assist Translators During COVID-19?

By The ATA Chronicle | May 11, 2020

In light of the current situation, it was suggested that I write something connecting technology with our all-consuming health crisis. None of us can…

ATA Members and the CARES Act

By The ATA Chronicle | May 11, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the “CARES Act,” provides emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a summary of the provisions that are pertinent to ATA members.

ATA's Statement on California Senate Bill 900 Amending AB 5

By The ATA Chronicle | May 11, 2020

An amendment to AB 5 has been introduced to the California Legislature. While SB 900 is an improvement on the situation under AB 5, ATA believes there are several issues that should be addressed and resolved before ATA can fully support the bill.

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…

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…

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…

Updated: Assembly Bill 5: What Now?

By The ATA Chronicle | March 13, 2020

Get involved in standing up for our profession! Start with this how-to advocacy handout, a step-by-step action plan showing you how to present your case to state lawmakers. The information includes how to find your representatives and sample talking points to use in letters or conversations with legislators.

Advocacy and Other Business

By The ATA Chronicle | March 13, 2020

As I conclude the third month of my term as president, I find myself spending a lot of time on advocacy efforts. 2020 is…

ATA at “Protect Translators. Protect Interpreters. Protect the World.”: A Panel Discussion at the United Nations

By The ATA Chronicle | March 13, 2020

On December 11, 2019, the Permanent Missions of Spain and the Republic of Fiji to the United Nations, together with the United Nations Department…

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…

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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