are scheduled through Washington State's coordinating entity, currently ULS and formerly CTS LanguageLink. The contract performance reports are posted on HCA’s website
HCA (Medicaid) APPOINTMENTS
SFY2013 201,576 SFY2012 196,176
HCA (Medicaid) BUDGET
Jul 2013/Jun 2015 $25.1M
Jul 2011/Jun 2013 $18.1M
Jul 2009/Jun 2011 $23.0M
HCA (Medicaid) HOURLY RATE
July 2018 $39.76
July 2017 $38.50
July 2016 $38.00
July 2015 $37.10
July 2014 $32.50 July 2013 $32.00 July 2012 $31.50 July 2011 $30.00
FIRST UNION CONTRACT 2010 $21.00
A modified procurement model began on July 1, 2011.
The coordinating entity procurement model began on September 24, 2012.
The new coordinating entity, ULS took over the contract on July 1, 2018.
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Meetings offer independent contractor interpreters a chance to network and learn more about what is happening with our profession and our union. Check out our events calendar for the time and place of a union meeting or gathering near you!
To encourage area participation while allowing us to speak with one voice, our Local is subdivided into 4 Regions that each elect a person to our Executive Board. Each Region is subdivided into Districts that each elect a District Chair (12 districts total).
Read here to see which Region and District you're in.
Per our constitution, Interpreters United, Local 1671 has the following regular meetings:
District meetings: Every other month (6 times per year) in each district in February, April, June, August, October, and December
Local 1671 statewide meetings: 4 times per year (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall), twice in Eastern WA and twide in Western WA and in a different district each time.
Executive Board meetings: Every month
Most meetings follow a regular schedule; look below for the location / date most convenient for you. District meetings are in February, April, June, August, October, and December. Check the Interpreters United calendar to verify meeting date/time or contact the district chair ahead of time!
District 1a (Vancouver): 1st Thursday
District 1b (Olympia): Check Interpreters United calendar for next meeting
District 1c (Tacoma): Check Interpreters United calendar for next meeting District 2a (Seattle): Check Interpreters United calendar for next meeting.
District 2b (south King co): Check Interpreters United calendar for next meeting.
District 2c (north King co): Check Interpreters United calendar for next meeting. District 3a (Everett): Check Interpreters United calendar for next meeting.
District 3b (Bellingham): Check Interpreters United calendar for next meeting.
District 4a (Yakima): 2nd Thursday
District 4b (TriCities): 1st Monday
District 4c (Moses Lake or Wenatchee): Check Interpreters United calendar for next meeting
District 4d (Spokane): 1st Tuesday
Local 1671 reimburses its union dues paying members in good standing for some expenses. Please check our Local 1671 Reimbursement for Travel Expenses Policy Dolcument #1 under Governance located in the Members Only section of this website.
If you are attending a WFSE/AFSCME Council 28 event (e.g. WFSE E-board meetings, Policy Committee meetings, Bianual Conference, or meetings with legislators) then the WFSE/AFSCME Council 28 travel guidelines apply instead.