Benefits of becoming an IGA member

Members of IGA are eligible for professional support, services and benefits.

Help creating (& collecting on) employment contracts

Our members and staff can advise you on how to negotiate a fair contract, what language to watch out for, and what to do when a client doesn’t pay up. And upon request, our support staff will contact non-responsive employers with formal demands to pay what they owe, in a reasonable time frame.

Networking assistance & job search tools

Members are invited to our national LinkedIn group, where professional interpreters and translators in many states share career tips, job leads and more. You will be listed in our referral directory of union interpreters (pending), and have the right to use our “Union Freelancer” logo to market to union clients on your cards, website and correspondence.

Continuing education

IGA members are eligible for all the education benefits offered through CWA, including access to, the CWA-NETT academy, scholarships, seminars and more. Members also get discount admission to conferences and continuing education seminars sponsored by the California Federation of Interpreters, with CEU credits approved by a number of states and accreditation agencies.


As official members of the AFL-CIO, IGA members can take advantage of the wide array of Union Plus benefits and services, including discounts on car rentals, AT&T wireless service, Dell computers, Goodyear tires and much more.