Los Angeles County social workers who staged a six-day strike say they’ve reached tentative agreement on a new contract that will lower their caseloads.
Los Angeles county called in a mediator as a strike by social workers reached its fifth day.
Social workers gathered outside the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on Friday to protest the death of an eight-year-old boy from Palmdale.
A rally was held Monday night in honor of Gabriel Fernandez — the 8-year-old Palmdale boy who was tortured and beaten to death.
Orange County’s chief executive told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday that a new series of tests would be conducted at a Social Services Agency building in Orange, where some current and former county employees claim they got sick.
Social workers will be visiting the Occupy Los Angeles camp this week in an effort to provide services to the influx of homeless people who have moved into the tent village surrounding City Hall.