INTERPRETERS (Language Access Providers) Contract Negotiations

INTERPRETERS-33016AX-copyText L1671 to 237263

CONTRACT RATIFICATION INFO


RESOURCES

TEAM INFORMATION:  http://interpretersunited.wfse.org

  • Bargaining Team Roster:
    • Group 1 – Quan Tran
    • Group 2 – Leroy Mould
    • Group 3 – Samuel Potts
    • Group 4 – Gabriel Oseguera and Aida Sanchez Vela
    • Group 5 – Cora Leigh
    • Group 6 – Vacancy exists
    • Group 7 – Anastacio Lepe
    • Group 8 – Larysa House
    • Group 9 – Ferdi Nadir and Lobe Onkiso
  • Lead Negotiator: Sarah Clifthorne

SCHEDULE

  • JUL 7-8; JUL 27-29 – all meetings 9am at HQ.

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