600+ L&I Interpreters are Voting for Interpreters United (WFSE)

L&I interpreters want a REAL union. 600+ of us have now stated that loud and clear.

Over 600 L&I interpreters that are eligible to vote in the upcoming election have publicly committed to vote for Interpreters United (WFSE).

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Stability & Financial Security

“Before unionizing DSHS-HCA jobs, I wasn’t paid when a patient didn’t show. Now I’m paid for late cancellations and no-shows and get paid for 1 hour even when appointments last a few minutes.”

Catharina Holtsberry
Korean Language Interpreter
Eligible to Vote in L&I Election

State-Funded Health Insurance

“Help paying for health insurance would be life-changing for me and my family. With Interpreters United (WFSE), there is a path to win a state-funded medical plan.”

Claudia Molina
Spanish Language Interpreter
Eligible to Vote in L&I Election

It's the Right Thing to Do

“I’m supporting Interpreters United (WFSE) because it’s the right thing to do for our colleagues that are struggling to get paid decent wages and on time!”

Jesus Rodriguez
Spanish Language Interpreter
Eligible to Vote in L&I Election

A Strong Contract with L&I

“I want the protection and security that come from working under a strong union contract. That’s why I’m voting for Interpreters United (WFSE).”

Marcela Henderson
Spanish Language Interpreter
Eligible to Vote in L&I Election

Part of the Labor Movement

When L&I interpreters join Interpreters United (WFSE), they will join a member-run union with transparent bylaws and elections.

They will also become a part of WFSE, with over 46,000 members across the state, and the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC), the state’s largest labor federation that unites some 600 unions and 500,000 members.

There is serious power in the community of organized labor. Join it!

Read the Letter to L&I Interpreters

NOW is the Time to Unionize

As we explained in a recent blog, time is of the essence.

To submit our contract to the Legislature by the Oct. 1st deadline, we need to have an election. We can't afford any more delays.

Do You Want a Union? Sign Here

Here are a few pictures of interpreters who recently signed our petition.