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December 09, 2019

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are scheduled through Washington State's coordinating entity, currently ULS and formerly CTS LanguageLink. The contract performance reports and fill rate by language and by county are posted on HCA’s website


July 2019                  $41.00

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

        2010                  $21.00


SFY2018                    406,007

SFY2017                    383,583

SFY2016                    359,750

SFY2015                     327,737

SFY2014                     282,636

SFY2013                     228,561

SFY2012                     201,576
SFY2011                     196,000


SFY2016                 15,836

SFY2015                 16,782

SFY2014                  15,943

SFY2013                  15,556

SFY2012                  10,234

SFY2011                  17,700

 HCA (Medicaid) BUDGET

Jul 2013/Jun 2015             $25.1M

Jul 2011/Jun 2013             $18.1M

Jul 2009/Jun 2011             $23.0M

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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Local 1671 Elections
Updated On: Nov 21, 2019

Check the Our Leaders page for a list of current leaders (both elected and vacancy appointments). 

In our member-run democratic union, Local 1671 members have many opportunities to run for election to have a seat in various offices and committees within Local 1671, AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE), AFSCME, and the AFL-CIO. 

Elections for Local 1671 Executive Board, Trustees, and Delegates to the AFSCME Council 28 Public Service Policy Committee are all conducted by Local 1671 in odd years.  Local 1671 vacancies are filled by vote of the Executive Board pursuant to Article 4, Section 8 of the Interpreters United Local 1671 Constitution.

Elections for our Bargaining Team are conducted by AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) in the Fall of every odd year. You will find more information about this election on this webstie under the Bargaining tab.

2019 December ELECTIONS

Local 1671 will be conducting elections for positions on the Executive Board and Board of Trustees

You will recall that at our Summer 2019 statewide meeting we passed some constitutional amendments. These constitutional amendments have had some unforeseen consequences. On October 21, our then Local 1671 President Leroy Mould received a letter by regular mail written by AFSCME President, Lee Saunders, informing Local 1671 that AFSCME had rejected our 2-months transition period. Furthermore, AFSCME decided that Local 1671’s elections should happen every December of odd years to better align them with the calendar year. Accordingly, Local 1671 is now required to hold yet another election even though we just had one a month ago. Please read our amended Constitution now approved by AFSCME.


Nominations due on December 4 by 5 pm

Nominations are now open for Local 1671 elected positions. In order to be elected, that person must be nominated by a union member in good standing. You can nominate either yourself or an interpreter of your choice by sending an email to Local1671ElectionsDec2019[at]


These are our most visible and active elected leadership positions. Executive Board members meet monthly to set the local's agenda and make sure Local Business is handled properly.  These positions are crucial to the success and vibrancy of the local. For a detailed description of each position’s duties, please consult Article VII of Local 1671’s Constitution

You can nominate yourself or someone else by sending an email to Local1671ElectionsDec2019[at] Remember to first check with the person you are nominating whether they would like to run for elected office. If you are unsure of the person’s full name, email address or phone number, please contact the Secretary at Local1671[at] Below is a sample nomination email:

I [Your First and Last Name and phone number] hereby nominate [First and Last Name, email and/or phone number] for the position of [E-board position].

District Chairs can only be nominated by Local 1671 members residing in the same district. The interpreter’s primary residential address shall be used to determine to which District an interpreter belongs. Only in cases where the interpreter does not have a primary address shall post office mailing boxes be used for the basis of determining District membership.  If an eligible interpreter lives outside of the State of Washington, they shall be considered part of the District with the county geographically nearest to their primary residence address. Below is a sample nomination email:

I [Your First and Last Name and phone number] belonging to District [X] hereby nominate [First and Last Name, email and/or phone number] for the position of District [X] Chair.

Except for District Chairs, all other positions can be nominated by Local 1671 members regardless of where they reside.




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Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, and Skamania. 

2 Olympic Pa.

Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Mason, Lewis, and Thurston counties.

3 Pierce Co.

Pierce and Kitsap counties.

4 King South Co.

city of Seattle south of the ship canal (within the zip codes 98101, 98102, 98104, 98106, 98108, 98109, 98112, 98116, 98118, 98119, 98121, 98122, 98126, 98134, 98136, 98144, 98199) and south King County (within the zip codes 98001, 98002, 98071, 98092, 98010, 98013, 98022, 98003, 98023, 98063, 98093, 98025, 98030, 98031, 98032, 98035, 98042, 98064, 98089, 98038, 98047, 98051, 98055, 98056, 98057, 98058, 98059, 98062, and 98070 and Vashon Island. 

5 North King Co.

city of Seattle north of the ship canal (within the zip codes98103, 98105, 98107, 98115, 98117, 98125, 98133, 98155, 98177, 98195) and north King County (within the zip codes 98224, 98004, 98005, 98006, 98007, 98008, 98009, 98015, 98011, 98041, 98014, 98019, 98024, 98027, 98029, 98028, 98033, 98034, 98083, 98039, 98040, 98045, 98050, 98052, 98053, 98073, 98074, 98075, 98288, 98065, 98072, and 98077). 


Snohomish County, Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, and Island counties. 


Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Whitman, Garfield, and Asotin counties.


Klickitat, Yakima, Kittitas, Grant, Douglas, Chelan, and Okanogan counties.


Adams, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, and Columbia counties.  



THREE (3) STATEWIDE POSITIONS: The trustees shall make or cause to be made at least semi-annually an audit of the finances of Local 1671, and shall report to the membership on the results of such audit. Any Local 1671 member can nominate any member, including themselves, for each of these positions. Below is a sample nomination email:

I [Your First and Last Name and phone number] hereby nominate [First and Last Name, email and/or phone number] for the position of Trustee [Position 1 or 2 or 3].




Trustee 1

Jan 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020


Trustee 2

Jan 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2021


Trustee 3

Jan 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2022



Pursuant to Appendix D of the AFSCME International Constitution, any member who has been nominated for office or who announces an intention to run for office has the right to one mailing to the membership made through the union office before the election. This mailing is not to be made at the union’s expense. The candidate must prepare the document for mailing and submit it electronically or in hardcopy to AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) no less than 5 business days before desired mailing date. The candidate will clearly indicate the membership group to which they wish the literature to be mailed. The council will estimate the full cost of mailing the candidate literature including but not limited to materials, printing, addressing, first class postage, handling, and bindery in accordance with the current WFSE Printing and Mailing Costs. The candidate will provide payment for the estimated cost at the time of submission of literature to be mailed. Any additional cost or refund will be collected or refunded after mailing. Note also that the candidate is not entitled to a mailing list for the candidate’s own use.

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Dec 09, 2019
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Dec 09, 2019
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Dec 10, 2019
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Dec 12, 2019
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Ballots received deadline
Dec 25, 2019
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