LNI Interpreters

Interpreters deserve professional pay, respect and fairness!

By organizing for power with Interpreters United (WFSE), L&I interpreters will have the opportunity to negotiate and advocate for improvements.

Hourly Minimum Per Appointment
Protection Against Claw Backs
Reimbursement for Late Cancellations/No-shows
A Voice in Our Profession
Much more!

In the depths of the pandemic, Interpreters United (WFSE) was there for our fellow interpreters.

Labor and Industries (L&I) just announced that it is launching interpretingWorks, its online scheduling system for interpreters, starting April 12.

Access to L&I interpreting appointments for all interpreters. That’s what Interpreters United (WFSE) stands for. Fairness.

We are happy to announce that our union, WFSE/AFSCME Council 28, created an Interpreter Hardship Fund through the Foundation for Working Families to help interpreters offset pandemic-related fina

We are very excited to announce that freelance interpreters in Oregon organized and decided to join our union, AFSCME!


Back in 2009, 38 percent of what we earned as Medicaid and social services interpreters was taken by language companies and brokers in what we called the “Broken Brokers System.”

L&I’s new online scheduling system launched today.

Interpreters are already receiving and accepting L&I jobs at the full rate of $1.01 per minute/$60.60 per hour.

interpretingWorks, L&I’s new online scheduling system, went live today. 

Interpreters United (WFSE) members met with Senator Sam Hunt, Rep. Liz Berry, Rep. Mike Sells, Rep. Debra Lekanoff, and Rep. Javier Valdez.