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LACCRA March Seminar

Terminate Transcript Turmoil Part 1 & Part 2 with Anissa Nierenberger RPR, CRR, CRC, CRI

Join us Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at South Coast College for this dynamic seminar.
Geared to tuning-up a reporter’s realtime translation, attendees will learn tools to enhance their writing ability, reduce editing time and gain confidence as a realtime writer.  From 8:30am to 12:30pm. Cost is $125 per person*Reimbursement pursuant to our MOU.

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Anissa Nierenberger, RPR, CRR, CRC, CRI has pursued her passion for captioning into three distinct areas: Anissa Captions, her proprietary software Dictionary Jumpstart, and training and education programs.  Anissa discovered captioning when she was just 14 years old after spending a career day with a reporter in court.  Determined to become a stenographer, she pursued her goal and within a year of graduation from court reporting school, she begain captioning for TV stations  across the United States and Canada.  In 2000, Anissa founded Dictionary Jumpstart, a realtime dictionary-building software that has helped hundreds of reporters improve their dictionaries and allowed them to explore other areas of reporting, including captioning and CART captioning.  As an author, Anissa has also published several articles as well as books that include; The Drug Speller, Simple Syllables, A Jump Back In Time: People, Places, and Events in HIstory, and most recently, Simpler Syllables: Let's Better Your Dictionary Together.

 Let the Bargaining Begin!

Our LACSC court reporter contract, or MOU, expires June 30, 2018. Contract negotiations will begin in early 2018. LACCRA, SEIU, and elected members from our unit form a team for negotiating with management.

Nominations for the Bargaining team are now being collected for our collective bargaining unit 861. This is your opportunity to join the Bargaining Team.  If you would like to become a representative of the Unit 861 Court Reporter bargaining team: Click here to download the Collective Bargaining Team Application. Each application requires 25 signatures from 25 separate bargaining unit members. Only complete applications will be considered. Turn in the application to your LACCRA courthouse branch rep or your Union steward. You may also fax the application with attention to Earl Thompson. Fax 213-401-1790. All applications must be received by February 9, 2018.

Bargaining training of five to six hours is required as part of the team.  Also, evening team meetings are required to discuss the MOU and negotiating strategies.  If you are interested, please familiarize yourself with the Memorandum of Understanding.  It can be found by clicking here.

For questions please contact Renee Anderson at renee.anderson@seiu721.org or Earl Thompson at earl.thompson@seiu721.org