Whether caring for children, an elderly parent, partner or themselves, all workers occasionally need access to paid time off to look after their own health and the health of their loved ones. Our families, communities, and economy will be stronger when working people have enough income to cover the basics while protecting their own health and caring for their loved ones.

That’s why the Washington Work and Family Coalition is working to make it easier for:

  • All workers to keep themselves and their family members healthy with paid sick days;
  • Parents to care for newborn children and working families to cope with a serious illness or injury with  family and medical leave insurance; and
  • Businesses – both large and small – to offer modern workplace standards that improve productivity, protect public health, and build prosperous communities.

Members of the Coalition:

AARP Washington
American Association of University Women
A. Phillip Randolph Institute (APRI)
CASA Latina
Caring Across Generations
Children’s Alliance
Early Learning Action Alliance
Economic Opportunity Institute
Faith Action Network
International Community Health Services
League of Women Voters
Legal Voice
National Organization for Women—Washington Chapter
Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action
Puget Sound Sage
SEIU 775
SEIU 925
SEIU 1199
Seattle Human Services Coalition
Seattle Women’s Commission
Statewide Poverty Action Network
Teamsters Joint Council
Teamsters Local 117
UFCW United Council, Locals 367, 1439 and 365
United Transportation Union (UTU) – SMART
Washington CAN (Community Action Network)
Washington Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Washington Senior Lobby
Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans
Washington State Association of Head Start/ECEAP
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Washington State Council of Fire Fighters
Washington State Labor Council
Washington State Nurses Association
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