Our Hardship Fund for Interpreters is Active!

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 financial pressures. 
Interpreters United (WFSE) made an initial donation of $15,000, and the fund is now accepting applications: Click here for details or to apply.

Not an Interpreters United (WFSE) Member?

The Interpreter Hardship Fund is just another example of why belonging to a large, member-run union matters. This is solidarity in action.

If you take DSHS-HCA appointments, join our movement. Signing up is easy and only takes a few minutes online.

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Our Achievements

  • Doubled wages over 10 years
  • Won Reimbursement for Late Cancellations/No-shows
  • Won Hourly Minimum Per Appointment
  • Won Protection Against Claw Backs
  • Won Fair Appointment Distribution
  • Passed a new law in 2020 giving ALL freelance interpreters the right to negotiate state-funded health insurance
  • Supported interpreters through the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Stopping the offshoring of appointments

We defeated an unfair system and brought respect to our profession. Now L&I interpreters are joining us to do the same thing.

Interpreters deserve fairness and respect. 
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