The Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces is made up of over 109 organizations fighting for paid sick days at the local, state, and national level. The coalition is led by PathWays PA, an organization serving women and families throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Our partners include labor leaders, religious organizations, LGBTQ advocates, businesses, and other advocacy groups. As a Coalition, we believe that no one should be forced by illness to choose between the job they need and the family they love.
In June 2011, after a successful campaign, Philadelphia City Council passed a bill that would allow workers in businesses of five employees or more to earn paid sick days to care for themselves and their families. After the bill was vetoed by Mayor Nutter, the Coalition and its partners in City Council vowed to continue the fight. The Coalition worked to pass a paid sick days bill for businesses who contract with the city or receive city subsidies, which passed with overwhelming support and has now become law. A new paid sick days measure covering the entire city will be reintroduced soon.
Senior Director of Policy
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 & Roses ▪ Ceiba ▪ 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 ▪ Ebenezer Temple Pentacostal Church ▪ Education Not Incarceration – Delaware Valley Chapter ▪ Family Planning Council ▪ Family Practice & Counseling Network ▪ Galaei ▪ Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger ▪ 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 ▪ 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 ▪ PathWays PA ▪ Penn ACTION ▪ Pennsylvania AFL-CIO ▪ Pennsylvania AIDS Law Project ▪ Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Partners ▪ Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners ▪ Pennsylvania Council of Churches ▪ Pennsylvania NOW, Inc. ▪ 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 ▪ 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’s Law Project ▪ Women Organized Against Rape ▪ WOMEN’S WAY ▪ Women Vote PA ▪ Working Group for Grassroots Movement ▪ Youth Services, Inc.
9to5, National Association of Working Women ▪ A Better Balance ▪ CLASP ▪ Family Values @ Work Consortium ▪ Institute for Women’s Policy Research ▪ MomsRising ▪ National Partnership for Women & Families ▪ Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United)