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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Union dues are 1.5% of your gross pay earned as an interpreter at DSHS, DCYF, and HCA-Medicaid enrollee appointments, up to a maximum of $76.50 / month. Travel reimbursements are not part of your gross pay. Union dues are deducted from your paycheck by the statewide coordinating entity, currently ULS and previously CTS LanguageLink, which replaced the 6 brokers and 20+ language companies in 2012.
If you are not working regularly at DSHS, DCYF, and HCA-Medicaid enrollee appointments, you will be dropped from our union's membership roster. To keep supporting our union and reap its benefits (e.g. free workshops), you can sign up for a $16 monthly flat fee. When you begin taking DSHS, DCYF, and HCA-Medicaid enrollee appointments, then you are switched back to the 1.5% automatically.
There is no initiation fee to join our union. Our monthly union dues are allocated approximately as follows:
68% AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE)
23% AFSCME International
8% Interpreters United Local 1671
1% AFL-CIO Federation of unions
AFSCME International and AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) financial reports are available to the public and posted online on the US Department of Labor website.
Local 1671 financial annual reports are posted on our website under the Members Only tab. To access the Members Only tab, please send an email to Local1671[at]gmail.com requesting a username and password.