King County workers who belonged to unions were more likely than non-union members to be offered on-site child care.
Employer policies about family-friendly benefits can make a crucial difference in meeting the needs of today’s workers. Benefits include health care; child care; flexible schedules; telecommuting; retirement; paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays.
- In general, neither income nor education was strongly linked to the chance of having employer-provided on-site child care.
- However, union members were significantly more likely than non-union members to be offered this benefit. The job category with the highest proportion of workers with employer-provided childcare (21%) was “architecture and engineering,” a common job description for those in the highly unionized aerospace industry (data not shown).
- Child Care
- Child Care: Notes & Sources
- Birth to 5 Years
- 6 to 14 Years
- Employment Benefits
- Employment Benefits: Notes & Sources
- Standard Benefits
- On-Site Child Care
- Child Rearing
- Reading/Telling Stories