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APPOINTMENTS COVERED BY OUR UNION CONTRACT SCHEDULED THROUGH STATE'S COORDINATING ENTITY

COORDINATING ENTITY'S FILL RATE: 
95%

HCA APPOINTMENTS (Medicaid)
2013                  213,964
2012                  196,176

DSHS APPOINTMENTS
2013                  15,574

HCA (Medicaid) BUDGET
$17.7M  -   Jul 1 2011- Jun 30 2013
$23M  -  Jul 1 2009 - Jun 30 2011  

HOURLY RATE HCA (Medicaid) JOBS
2014                  $32.50/hr
2013                  $32.00/hr
2012                  $31.50/hr
2011                  $30.00/hr
July 1, 2011: first union contract
2010                  $21.00/hr

A modified procurement model began on July 1, 2011

The coordinating entity began on September 24, 2012.

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Information for Working with Interpreters
Updated On: Jun 23, 2014

Interpreter At Work

Are you looking to hire an interpreter for an event?

Interpreters are not helpers, they are professionals providing language access services.


When we are interpreting for a doctor and a patient, or for a social worker and a client we aren’t helping. We are providing a service, a helpful service.  We aren’t doing anyone a favor when we are working.  Interpreters are professionals that have been called on to do a job - a very specific job.  

Many of our members work outside of the social and medical interpreting fields as well.  Please contact us at local1671@gmail.com

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Before you discuss rates with an interpreter, we recommend you watch this youtube video:

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Wondering what value language interpreters add?

In addition to numerous studies documenting the critical role interpreters play in ensuring patient safety, the Association Internationale d’Interprètes de Conference (AIIC) has a cartoon video up on youtube about the 'added value' of interpreting.


More Information:
Are WA interpreters bound by a Code of Ethics?
Are you working with medical interpreters?
What kind of delivery modality (on-site or remote) should I choose?
How do interpreters do it?
How many interpreters do I need to hire?
How do I team up effectively with an interpreter?
How can I verify if an interpreter is certified by the State of Washington?
Do you need an online directory of interpreters?
Do I need an interpreter or a translator?
How do I report interpreter misconduct?
Upcoming Events
MEMBERS ONLY - 2C North King County District Meeting
Aug 20, 2014
Bellevue Library, Room 3 1111 110th Ave NE Bellevue, 98004
MEMBERS ONLY - District 2A Seattle Meeting
Aug 21, 2014
Broadview Public Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle 98133
2015-17 Contract Voting Ends at 1pm!
Aug 22, 2014
E-board meeting
Aug 27, 2014
Tacoma WFSE Field Office 6003 Tacoma Mall Blvd. Tacoma , WA 98409 Phone: (253) 581-4402
Legal Interpreting Survey
Sep 05, 2014
The Language Exchange 716 E. Fairhaven Ave. Burlington, WA 98233~
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