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  • L.A. County child-welfare chief asks social workers to end strike

    L.A. County child-welfare chief asks social workers to end strike
    During a raucous rally of striking social workers on Friday, Los Angeles County child-welfare chief Philip Browning made a surprise appearance before the crowd and urged them to return to work. “I support social workers, but I want you to come...
  • Two-thirds of L.A. County social workers join in labor strike

    Two-thirds of L.A. County social workers join in labor strike
    About two-thirds of the social workers in Los Angeles County's Department of Children and Family Services did not show up for work Thursday, the first day of a strike called by the county's largest employee union. County spokesman Dave Sommers said 1,...
  • County social workers strike over pay, high caseloads

    County social workers strike over pay, high caseloads
    Los Angeles County social workers took to the picket lines on Thursday, the first county strike in more than a decade and a sharp escalation of a labor dispute between the county and its biggest employee union. The strike, which may include up to 3,...
  • Labor leaders rally in support of striking county social workers

    Labor leaders rally in support of striking county social workers
    Labor leaders backed striking Los Angeles County social workers at a raucous rally near downtown Thursday morning, underscoring the seriousness of the first county employee walk-out in more than a decade. Union officials are trying to keep the focus...
  • L.A. County social workers to strike as contract negotiations stall

    L.A. County social workers to strike as contract negotiations stall
    Los Angeles County social workers will strike Thursday, the first time county employees have taken to picket lines in more than a decade and a sharp escalation of a contract dispute between the county and its largest union. The strike, which may include...
  • Union declares impasse in contract talks with L.A. County

    Union declares impasse in contract talks with L.A. County
    Contract negotiations between Los Angeles County and its largest public employee union hit new lows, with the union declaring an impasse and county leaders preparing for a possible strike by social workers Thursday. Hundreds of administrators in the...
  • Be cautious when donating to typhoon charities, as scammers may try to capitalize

     
    Like with any natural disaster, calls are being made to help those left homeless or hurt by the devastating typhoon in the Phillipines. And like with any natural disaster, there also are calls to donate cautiously, with the expectation that......
  • Florida has info on charities

    Florida has info on charities
    During this season of giving, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is advising Floridians to check out a charity before sending any hard-earned money. If you’re unfamiliar with a nonprofit, the department can provide...
  • L.A. social workers may strike despite progress in labor talks

    L.A. social workers may strike despite progress in labor talks
    Los Angeles County social workers plan to strike Thursday if progress is not made toward lowering their caseloads, according to sources familiar with the ongoing bargaining but who were not authorized to discuss the negotiations publicly. The news comes...
  • Got any more money? Find who deserves it on Giving Tuesday

    It's Giving Tuesday, that social-media-engineered day when consumers can redeem themselves after wallowing in Black Friday and Cyber Monday splurges. If your bank account isn't empty, it's a good chance to find a charity you like. Charity Navigator is...
  • Hard Rock promotions for December

    Hard Rock promotions for December
    $100,000 Cash Shopping Spree: Sundays, December 8, 15 and 22 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Grand Prize at 8 p.m. on December 22. Players can win a share of $100,000 cash. Players will earn five entries for every five comp dollars earning slots or for every...