Organizing Interpreters

Could it benefit the Deafworld for sign language interpreters to join together in a Union?

Could it benefit members of the Global Majority (people of color) for a Union to create and support structures of authority that do not privilege whiteness?

What are the working conditions that Unionizing could provide to empower the participants in interpreted communication?

Could interpreters banding together make a difference in society overall?

The Organizing Committee is a small study group of Deaf and Hearing interpreters devoted to finding answers to such questions.

If you have questions for us and want to receive regular updates, if you know any history of attempts to unionize or talk about unions, or if you are interested in joining the Committee, please complete this short sign-up form.

For background and some of the reasons we might want to think seriously about unionizing, take a look:

  • Part of the Solution: Could Unionizing Be Good for Sign Language Interpreting?
  • RID Denies Members Opportunity to Vote on Motion