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Interpreters United (WFSE) won the representation election for Dept. of Labor & Industries (L&I) spoken language interpreters with 81.5% of valid ballots cast.

Interpreters United (WFSE) won the first L&I election with a whopping 81% of the vote!

Step by Step Instructions 

1.) The run-off election will start Monday, August 15th at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30th.

Your ballot will be sent in an envelope post marked from Canada. See picture below and make sure you do not throw your ballot away.

Find everything you need to vote in the union election for L&I jobs.

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 United (WFSE).

More members = better contract with L&I. 

Become a Member Today

Great news, L&I interpreters: 625 interpreters have pledged to vote for us in the upcoming election.
Not great news: We're very short on time to negotiate our contract.
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 become full-fledged union members.
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.
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.