Fair L&I Interpreting Appointments

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


A few interpreters who benefited from the old, unfair system did everything in their power to keep the old system in place.

They even created “unions” that say they will fight for interpreters like us.

Interpreters United (WFSE) is the Only Union Representing Freelance Interpreters 

We Improve Interpreters Lives

  • Doubled wages of represented interpreters (Medicaid and social services appointments) in 10 years
  • Won 1-hour pay minimums and reimbursement for cancellations and no-shows
  • Won protection against claw backs.

We Aided Interpreters During the Pandemic

In the darkest hour, we were here with unemployment town halls, financial grants, and $300 in emergency relief payments for groceries. Why? Because we are a union of freelance interpreters, by freelance interpreters, and we are stronger together. Learn more.

Created Interpreter Hardship Fund

Our union, WFSE/AFSCME Council 28, created an Interpreter Hardship Fund through the Foundation for Working Families to help interpreters offset pandemic-related financial pressures. Interpreters United (WFSE) made an initial donation of $15,000, and the fund is now accepting applications. Click here for details.

We are Member-Driven

We are freelance interpreters from all language groups. Executive board members are volunteers, elected in transparent, open and fair elections by interpreters like you.

Help Us Form a Union of L&I Interpreters