January 27, 2020 | InterpretAmerica
Every day throughout California, interpreters and translators assist ordinary people in bridging language barriers to make our lives, communities, and economy work.
But a sweeping new law in 2020 aimed at ending exploitation of workers, AB 5, contains a critical mistake in its terms. This error in the code is having a devastating impact on highly skilled language professionals, many whom are women and immigrants, who devoted years of training to develop their expertise serving others and contributing nearly $2 billion to the state’s economy.
The Joint National Committee on Languages (JNCL) supports ATA’s position and the efforts of CoPTIC to achieve success in California
.” –William P. Rivers, Executive Director, JNCL