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

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.

Your right to bargain state funded health insurance benefits? Interpreters United (WFSE) won it.

Since the beginning, Interpreters United (WFSE) has fought for genuine fairness for ALL interpreters.

Labor and Industries (L&I) launched its online scheduling system interpretingWorks on April 12, 2020.

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2020 was a dark year for freelance interpreters like us.

With the resources and political power of Interpreters United, we can make 2021 a brighter, more prosperous new year for our profession and for L&I Interpreters.

Political Power = a Voice

Interpreters United (WFSE) has the strongest lobbying program in Washington State. 600+ WFSE members travel to Olympia every year to speak directly to lawmakers.

That means your voice will be heard.

Interpreters United (WFSE) is a member-run union of interpreters who work Medicaid and Social Services appointments—the first and only union representing freelance interpreters.


Workers organize labor unions primarily to secure better wages and better working conditions.

We hold that they also organize in order to participate in the decisions which affect them at work.

One of the fundamental tenets of democratic government is the consent of the governed. Unions are an extension of that idea.

Union members are both workers and citizens.

Collective bargaining is the expression of citizenship in employment. Participation in the political life of the nation is but another aspect of that citizenship.


By organizing for power with Interpreters United (WFSE), L&I interpreters will have the opportunity to negotiate and advocate for improvements.