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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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About Interpreters United, Local 1671
Jun 02, 2010
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.
Download: 2016 Spring Survey Report.pdf

Jan 10, 2012
Interpreters United is a Washington State 501(c)(5) non-profit organization run by INTERPRETERS WHO VOLUNTEER to serve our fellow union members.
Jul 19, 2011
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.
Feb 01, 2012
Interpreters United Local 1671 is governed by a set of bylaws that can be found in its constitution. This constitution was drafted by an ad hoc committee specially convened in the summer of 2011 for this purpose.
Download: 2011-12-08 Local 1671 Original Constitution approved by AFSCME.pdf , 2015-07-23 Local 1671 Amended Constituion approved by AFSCME.pdf , 2018-07-21 Local 1671 Amended Constitution.pdf , 2019-04-20 Proposed Constitutional Amendments 2nd Reading.docx , 2019-10-17 AFSCME letter re Constitutional amendment.pdf , 2019-10-17 Local 1671 Amended Constitution approved by AFSCME.pdf

Apr 09, 2010
Check out our flickr stream for photos from our fight to restore professional pay, benefits and respect for interpreters in Washington.
Aug 03, 2011
Read frequently asked questions about our bargaining here. General frequently asked questions*: What is Interpreters United? What are the new requirements for background checks? How have interpreters improved our profession through Interpreters United? How can forming a Union help? How much was the state paying brokers, agencies, and interpreters.

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