Diego Housing Commission worker
help people find affordable housing. The commission has a
variety of programs to help tenants and home owners. The program
is very successful and demonstrates that a lot can be accomplished,
it just takes funding. Workers and management are encouraging
vote on Prop. 46.
Regional Center used to be a difficult place
to work. Management engaged in favoritism, anti-worker, and
antiunion actions. A concerted effort by union activists,
both workers and clients succeeded in turning the place around.
It is now worker friendly and serves the clients better. Hear
about how these Norma
Raes of the developmental disabilities movement did
it, and what a difference an effective labor/management
committee can make.
Diego's MAAC workers
give children a Head Start.
The program teaches kids basic academic and social skills.
made a difference in getting workers training in crisis
intervention, and the teachers now
help kids at risk get back on the right track. Workers
even send their own kids to the program because they know
that it gives kids an edge up.
and calendar of events
it is important to
Davis if you care about social services
535's Labor Candidates
Governors Stakeholders Group on Child Welfare Services Reports
on Fixing the System.
Everyone admits the system needs help. The governor convened
a group to look at reforming child welfare services. Two years
into a three years process the Stakeholders group releases
its interim findings. The 200 page outline is a comprehensive
survey of the trends in child welfare reform, an a useful
guide to understanding the problem.
The frontline workers
view point adopted.
The report calls for worker to client ratios similar to ratios
for nurses and for teachers, so that families
can get the quality time they need to heal.