About the Coalition

Mission

The Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces, formed in 2009, works to support paid leave issues throughout Pennsylvania. Recently, the Coalition led the charge to pass paid sick days legislation in Philadelphia. The Coalition also worked to prevent preemption of city-based paid sick days laws in Pennsylvania and stands as nationally recognized paid sick days advocates.

Under a new partnership, the Women and Girls Foundation, established in 2002, will take the lead on Coalition activities in the Pittsburgh region, including offering on-the-ground support to member organizations. The Women and Girls Foundation will also work with the Coalition to strengthen our membership across the state and to set the stage to reach new policy goals over the next few years.

The Women and Girls Foundation has led successful advocacy efforts to pass city, county, and state legislation related to women's health, safety, and economic security. The Foundation helped advance new policies providing paid family leave to City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County employees, and WGF is an active member of the Workers Roundtable, which led Pittsburgh's efforts to achieve paid sick days. Recently, the Foundation's Board of Directors voted to make achieving paid family leave in Pennsylvania their top legislative priority.

Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces members include:

PathWays PA ▪ Women and Girls Foundation ▪ 32BJ SEIU ▪  AccessMatters ▪ Action AIDS ▪ ACTION United ▪ African American United Fund ▪ AFSCME DC47 ▪ AIDS Fund ▪ American Federation of Teachers Local 2026 ▪ Americans for Democratic Action of Southeastern Pennsylvania ▪ Asian Americans United ▪ Bebashi: Transition to Hope ▪ Bread and Roses ▪ Ceiba ▪ Center for the Empowerment of Women ▪ Christ Missionary Crusade Fellowship Church ▪ Coalition of Labor Union WomenCommunity Legal Services ▪ Covenant House ▪ Delaware Valley Associations for the Education of Young Children ▪ Dignity Housing ▪ Disabled in Action of Pennsylvania ▪ District 1199C Training Upgrading Fund ▪ East Parkside Resident Association ▪ Easter Seals ▪ Ebenezer Temple Pentacostal Church ▪ Education Not Incarceration – Delaware Valley Chapter ▪ Family Practice & Counseling Network ▪ Galaei ▪ Germantown Unitarian Universalist Church ▪ Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger ▪ Green Party of Philadelphia ▪ Health Care for All Philadelphia ▪ Healthcare NOW ▪ Health Federation of Philadelphia ▪ Health Professionals and Allied Employees, Local 5106 Temple/Episcopal ▪ Impact Services Corporation ▪ Institute for the Advancement of Working Families ▪ Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northwest Philadelphia ▪ Interim House ▪ Jewish Labor Committee ▪ Jobs with Justice ▪ Juntos ▪ Keystone Progress ▪ Keystone Research Center ▪ Linda Creed Cancer Center ▪ Living Water United Church of Christ ▪ Maternity Care Coalition ▪ Mazzoni Center ▪ Media Mobilizing Project ▪ Mount Pisgah A. M. E. Church ▪ Moxie Women ▪ National Association of Social Workers - PA Chapter ▪ National Council of Jewish Women - Greater Philadelphia Section ▪ National Lawyers Guild, Philadelphia Chapter ▪ National Nursing Centers Consortium ▪ National Organization for Women (Phila. Chapter) ▪ Neighborhood Networks ▪ New World Association ▪ New Sanctuary Movement ▪ Pennsylvania AFL-CIO ▪ Pennsylvania AIDS Law Project ▪ Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Partners ▪ Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners ▪ Pennsylvania Council of Churches ▪ Pennsylvania Direct Care Workers Association ▪ Pennsylvania NOW, Inc. ▪ Pennsylvania Working Families ▪ People’s Emergency Center ▪ PFT (AFT 3) ▪ Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO ▪ Philadelphia Family Pride ▪ Philadelphia FIGHT ▪ Philadelphia Jewish Labor Council ▪ Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility ▪ Philadelphia Security Officers Union ▪ Philadelphia Student Union ▪ Philadelphia Unemployment Project ▪ PhilaPOSH ▪ Philly for Change ▪ Project H.O.M.E. ▪ Public Citizens for Children and Youth ▪ Reconstruction, Inc ▪ ROC Philly ▪ SEIU Healthcare PA ▪ SEIU State Council ▪ SeniorLAW Center ▪ Support Center for Child Advocates ▪ Taxi Workers Alliance for Pennsylvania ▪ Teacher Action Group Philadelphia ▪ The Campaign for Working Families ▪ Training for Change ▪ TWU Local 234 ▪ TURN ▪ UFCW Local 1776 ▪ USW 10-1 ▪ Unitarian Universalist PA Legislative Advocacy Network - UUPLAN  ▪ William Way ▪ Witnesses to Hunger ▪ Women Against Abuse ▪ Women Against Abuse Legal Center ▪ Women's Community Revitalization Project ▪ Women in Transition ▪ Women’s Law Project ▪ Women Organized Against Rape ▪ WOMEN’S WAY ▪ Women Vote PA ▪ Working America ▪ Working Group for Grassroots Movement ▪ Youth Services, Inc.

National Partners:

9to5, National Association of Working Women ▪ A Better Balance ▪ CLASP ▪ Direct Care Alliance ▪ Family Values @ Work Consortium ▪ Institute for Women’s Policy Research ▪ MomsRising ▪ National Partnership for Women & Families ▪ Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United)


Responsibilities

The Coalition asks that members provide time and expertise based on their capacity. While we would like all members to be active, we realize that some organizations may only have time for our larger events such as lobby days or testimony. If possible, members should be available to participate in meetings and to promote and attend events planned by the Coalition. Some of the other ways member can be involved include to:

Contact legislators (write letters, make phone calls, or request meetings)
Testify at public hearings
Submit written testimony at public hearings
Participate in a rally or other media event
Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper
Write an article for your organization’s newsletter
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