Child and family services
A spokesman with the Service Employees International Union Local 721 said up to 10,000 Department of Public Social Services workers will join the strike Monday morning.
A Palmdale couple accused of beating the woman’s 8-year-old son to death appeared before a judge for a pre-trial hearing Tuesday.
The panel was created after the deaths of several children in the care of L.A. County.
Gabriel Fernandez had suffered a skull fracture, several broken ribs and severe burn marks over various spots of his body before he was hospitalized last month, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department.
Gabriel Fernandez died after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County DCFS.