BARGAINING STRUCTURE FOR ALL WFSE CONTRACT TERMS
BEGINNING BETWEEN 2020-2022
Language Access Providers (LAP):
WFSE members in good standing in the LAP bargaining unit will elect up to eleven (11) bargaining team members to their bargaining team based on the following allocation and election groups:
Candidates may run for only one Election Group.
Election Groups 1-8:
Candidates for bargaining team positions in Election Groups 1-8 will be nominated and elected by WFSE members in the LAP bargaining unit who reside in the counties specified for each Election Group. The Interpreter’s primary residential address shall be used to determine which Election Group an Interpreter belongs to. Only in cases where the Interpreter does not have a primary address shall post office mailing boxes be used for the basis of determining Election Group membership. If an eligible Interpreter lives outside of the State of Washington, they shall be considered part of the Election Group with the county geographically nearest to their primary residence address.
Election Group 9:
Candidates for bargaining team positions in Election Group 9 will be nominated and elected by all WFSE members in the LAP bargaining unit. To be eligible to be nominated and run for a position in election group 9, the candidate’s primary working language cannot be Spanish or Russian.
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