INTERPRETERS (Language Access Providers) Contract Negotiations

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CONTRACT RATIFICATION INFO


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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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Area Report 6/15/15 Interpreters

Language Access Providers (Interpreters): LanguageLink Verification Form DTB: We accepted HCA and CTS’s proposal to alter the portal to allow interpreters to enter their check-out time directly on-line. This issue has been resolved. MAM/MAC: LRO has been sending files of documentation from the hospitals and public health jurisdictions, which we […]

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Area Report 3/15/15 (Ledbetter)

Language Access Providers (Interpreters) LanguageLink Verification Form DTB: We met with Management and shared our concerns on 1/22. Our team is Leroy Mould, Cora Bradshaw and Ferdi Nadir. We have developed a form that meets the needs of the membership and addresses a number of the concerns we raised during […]

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Interpreter procurement bill needed to cut middleman costs

The Federation on Thursday (Feb. 26) stepped up its efforts to build on the union’s negotiated reforms that saved the state millions of dollars for medical interpreter services. The Federation-initiated SHB 1780 (http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1780&year=2015) would model those reforms in Labor and Industries and other state agencies. “We need your help to […]

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Key bills introduced on retirement, interpreters and Yakima Valley School admissions

Three sets of Federation-initiated or supported bills have been introduced in the Legislature. • Residential Habilitation Centers A hearing is set Feb. 2 on Senate Bill 5243, the bill reopening admissions at Yakima Valley School in Selah. SB 5243, sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford of the 15th District will be […]

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Area Report 1/13/15 (Ledbetter)

Language Access Providers (Interpreters): LanguageLink Verification Form DTB: We filed a DTB on this 11/7/14, although we received no notice from HCA on the advent of the new verification form that CTS rolled out. We have initiated informal discussions on this topic and have filed an information request as well, […]

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Excerpt from Area Report 12/15/14 (Ledbetter)

Language Access Providers LanguageLink Verification Form DTB: We filed a DTB on this 11/7/14, although we received no notice from HCA. We have initiated informal discussions on this topic and have filed an information request as well. A grievance has also been filed. They’ve provided us with some information in […]

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Interpreters, bilingual DSHS members weigh in on proposed rule change

WFSE/AFSCME members from Interpreters United Local 1671 and DSHS responded to the agency’s proposed rules on independent contract interpreters today (Tuesday, Nov. 25) in Olympia. From left: Sarah Clifthorne, WFSE/AFSCME strategic campaigns supervisor; Chevy Zarate, DSHS, Local 1299, Moses Lake; Louise Morehead, French interpreter and chair of Local 1671’s Professional […]

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Interpreter Services, PSERS bills get Tuesday hearings

Two Federation-initiated bills get their "second round" hearings in the House Appropriations Committee, 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in House Hearing Room A in the John L. O'Brien Building on the Capitol Campus. Those bills are: SHB 1753, the Interpreter Services Bill. HB 1923, the bill adding DSHS workers in […]

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