About the Coalition

Mission

The Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces is made up of a group of organizations supporting the need for earned sick time in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. We are working toward passage of legislation for Pennsylvania, the Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces Act, and Philadelphia, the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.

The Coalition currently consists of 110 groups and organizations including non-profit organizations and labor groups and continues to grow each day!
Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces members include:

Action AIDS ▪ ACTION United ▪ African American United Fund ▪ AFSCME DC47 ▪ AIDS Fund ▪ Asian Americans United ▪ American Federation of Teachers Local 2026 ▪ Americans for Democratic Action of Southeastern Pennsylvania ▪ Bebashi: Transition to Hope ▪ Bread and Roses ▪ Ceiba ▪ Center for the Empowerment of Women ▪ Childspace CDI ▪ Christ Missionary Crusade Fellowship Church ▪ Coalition of Labor Union Women ▪ 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 Planning Council ▪ 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 Interfaith Movement ▪ Neighborhood Networks ▪ New World Association ▪ New Sanctuary Movement ▪ PathWays PA ▪ Penn ACTION ▪ 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 NOW, Inc. ▪ Pennsylvania Direct Care Workers Association ▪ 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 32BJ ▪ SEIU Healthcare PA ▪ 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 ▪ William Way ▪ Witnesses to Hunger ▪ Women Against Abuse ▪ 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)


Current Projects

Working on the state and city level means that the Coalition is always looking for ways to provide information about this issue be it at events, legislative hearings, in the media, or using our own social media. Some of the upcoming and ongoing projects include:

  • Passing Earned Sick Days Legislation in Philadelphia.
  • Collecting stories from workers with and without paid sick days. These stories appear on our blog (http://www.phillyearnedsickdays.com/), on a national story bank (http://familyvaluesatwork.org/the-story-bank), and are shared with the media and legislators.
  • Growing the coalition to include other non-profits, labor groups, business groups, and business owners.
  • Educating the public about the issue through events, such as coffee hours or public forums, both of which were recently held.

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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