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!

L&I interpreters want a REAL union. 600+ of us have now stated that loud and clear. We need to have an election, not more delays.

To ensure we're ready to negotiate and vote on our contract as soon as we win the election, we need as many L&I interpreters as possible to sign on as official union members of Interpreters Uni

Great news, L&I interpreters: 625 interpreters have pledged to vote for us in the upcoming election.
If Juan Medina Bloise appeals his recent ULP loss or challenges the results of the election, we could have to wait until July 2025 for the security, respect and job improvements that come with a union contract.
We are very excited to announce that Interpreters Rising has officially endorsed our L&I campaign. Read their letter and a letter from WFSE Executive Director Leanne Kunze below.

Interpreters United (WFSE) members lobbied elected officials, made phone calls, and testified in the Legislature. 

The result? 

Big win! DSHS testing to resume thanks to interpreters in our Union-Management Committee. Also, House Bill 1153 is on the move!
We need to bet our future on a union made up of all of us that works for the benefit of all of us. A union that works.