Social work

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LA County children’s social workers go on strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 4,000 children’s social workers are going on strike after contract talks with Los Angeles County officials broke down. The Service Employees International Union Local 721 announced the walkout Wednesday night. […]

12/05/2013

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LA social workers demand smaller caseloads

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Dozens of county social workers protested downtown today to demand smaller caseloads, and their union filed a lawsuit aimed at forcing the county’s hand. “What do we want? Child safety. When […]

11/05/2013

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LA County union members vote on strike

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Members of a union that represents about 55,000 county workers are voting today on a strike authorization. The Service Employees International Union Local 721 — which organized a walkout of 2,000 workers […]

10/23/2013

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Mental illness and violence

Washington, DC has had more than its share of tragic events in recent weeks. There was the Navy Yard massacre that left 13 dead last month. Two-and-a-half weeks later, a woman was killed after ramming […]

10/07/2013

Woman turns up alive after her own funeral

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman has turned up alive nearly two weeks after her family held a funeral and burial for her. Services for 50-year-old Sharolyn Jackson were held Aug. 3 in New Jersey. […]

08/23/2013

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Report on child deaths blasts LA County agency

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An independent report says 13 recent child deaths might have been prevented if Los Angeles County social workers had taken basic steps to make sure youngsters weren’t placed in unsafe homes.

02/14/2013

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