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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We are Local 1671 of the WFSE/AFSCME Council 28. We are the labor union of interpreters providing services for the State of Washington. Our union movement began in the fall of 2009 in response to medical and social service spoken language interpreters' frustration with the 'broker system' delivery model, unfair treatment and substandard pay.
Interpreters United Local 1671 stewards are specially trained INTERPRETERS WHO VOLUNTEER to help other interpreters sort through their problems. Union stewards are the front line of defense representing interpreters who feel their union contract rights are being infringed upon. WFSE/AFSCME Council 28 provides a two-day training for people interested in becoming union stewards.
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